Mushroom Cultivation Course

We’re so excited to announce another mushroom cultivation course on September 27th! In this workshop, mycologist Avery Stempel will discuss a few low tech, at home methods for growing a variety of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. We will start with the lifecycle of some common fungi, explore ways different mushrooms impact health and mental wellbeing and look at ways mushrooms can mycoremediate toxins in the environment. We will then delve into ways various mushrooms can be grown in your kitchen, closet, backyard, or any small to large excess space. Examples of sterile techniques, transfer processes, growing environments, microclimates, and suggested uses for freshly harvested fruit will be given. A brief question-and-answer discussion will follow.

Avery Stempel (@collar_city_mushrooms) is an indoor urban mushroom farmer, citizen scientist, philosopher, poet and psychonaut. He believes the future is fungal and is working to spread knowledge that is critical to creating a sustainable and healthy society. Mushrooms can help reprogram the damages humans have caused to the environment. He hopes that the growing awareness of the fungi kingdom’s prowess will bring people together in a mycelial network that will be stronger because of its connections.

Tickets are $50 but please email us at if you need any assistance to join. Grow bags and spore syringes will also be available to order when purchasing a ticket. Please note that the psilocybin spores included are for microscopy use only. Orders for grow bags and spores must be placed at least one week in advance. When you purchase a ticket, you will have the option to order a grow kit. Please note that a General Admission ticket is required in order to participate in this event. We can’t wait to see you there!