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Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms At Home

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


We are excited to be offering this workshop in partnership with:  DIY Fungi, Guelph/Eramosa Township and The County of Wellington’s Taste Real Program

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Growing your own mushrooms is an easy way to boost your home-grown nutrition and grow your own medicine. This workshop will offer an overview of some of the many ways you can grow delicious edible and medicinal mushrooms at your home or apartment and highlight ways you can make use of recycled materials- including coffee grounds or shredded paper- as a food source for your mushrooms.



You Will Learn About:

  • Everything you need to know to grow mushrooms successfully at home
  • The nutritional and medicinal properties of Oyster mushrooms
  • Materials to use for growing mushrooms at home
  • What do to with your mushroom grow kit after it has finished producing 5-8 pounds of mushrooms

You want to take this workshop if:

  • You are passionate about growing your own food.
  • You want to know how to integrate recycled materials into producing your own mushrooms.
  • You are curious about the nutritional and medicinal properties of Oyster mushrooms.
  • You are interested in other household uses of mushrooms such as filtering grey water and breaking down waste.

You will get:

  • Hands-on work to inoculate your own one gallon mushroom grow kit.
  • Your own, ready to grow, ‘Oyster Mushroom’ kit to take home
  • Detailed instructions for at-home care of your mushrooms


When: Saturday August 19, 10am – 12:30pm

Where: Rockmosa Community Hall, 74 Christie St, Rockwood, ON

What to Bring: comfortable clothes that you can get dirty and/or an apron you’ll be getting your hands dirty 🙂

Cost: $100.00, includes a take-home, ready to grow Oyster Mushroom kit expected to produce 5-8 lbs of mushrooms


10% off for those living in Guelph/Eramosa Township. Not sure if thats you? Click here to determine. Use the promotional code “rockwood”.  All addresses will be checked. 


** Please also note that you do not need to register through Eventbrite to participate in the workshop. If you would rather pay by cash or cheque, please contact ami@mingaskillbuilding.ca.

Your Instructor

Danielle Stevenson is a fungi enthusiast living in Victoria, B.C., with a focus on community-based work towards food sovereignty and land regeneration. She is the owner of D.I.Y. Fungi, which offers education and mushroom cultures (a.k.a. “spawn”) to empower folks to grow their own food and medicine. She also works on projects and research that address food and waste issues, soil contamination and toxic waste, and develops grassroots and municipal-scale bioremediation projects.

Find out more about Danielle’s work at diyfungi.wordpress.com and check out D.I.Y. Fungi on Facebook.


Thank you to our partners for making this workshop possible

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Cancellation Guidelines

  • Minga will provide a 100% refund for workshops cancelled by Minga.
  • If a registrant cancels a workshop with more than 5 days notice, a 100% refund will be issued.
  • If a registrant cancels with less than 5 days notice or does not show up, no refund will be issued.
  • The above policies apply for pre-registered workshops. Refunds or credits will not be issued for a missed class.

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August 19, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Minga Skill Building Hub, in partnership with Guelph/Eramosa Township and DIY Fungi


Rockmosa Community Centre
74 Christie St
Rockwood, Ontario n1e 3e8 Canada
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