Photo of University Farm with white barn in the background and grassy field and fence in the foreground

University Farms offer “Basics of Oyster Mushroom Production” course

The Farm Administration is offering a course on the basics of oyster mushroom production.

Farm Food Program staff member Matt Burtonshaw, who manages the daily operations of the farm’s oyster mushroom production, will lead the hands-on course, covering:

  • The economics;
  • Growing requirements;
  • Equipment needed;
  • Sterilization;
  • Potential problems;
  • Packaging; and
  • Harvesting.

Participants will be taught how to make a miniature mushroom bag to take home.

The three-hour course will be offered Friday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the University Farm (37125 Fairmount Blvd.). The cost is $50. The class will be limited to 12 students. Participants must be at least 18 years old to register for the course.

For additional information or to register for the course, contact the farm office at 216.368.0274 or email