Mushroom Cultivation

Introduction to mushroom cultivation and foraging

One day course – at Troed yr Harn Campus, Talgarth

Talgarth-based mushroom grower and tincture maker, Marley Burns of SuperFungi will teach us the basics of indoor and outdoor mushroom cultivation.

We will start with a fungi foray as we walk from Talgarth centre to the Troed yr Hard campus, led by a local mycologist. We will learn what fungi grow in our local woodlands and how wild harvesting should be done sensitively. At the campus, we will learn the basics of mushroom cultivation: about both high and low technology approaches, the growth cycle of fungi, homemade substrates and how to optimise conditions for different mushroom types from inoculation to fruiting.


Key Information

Date: Saturday 7th October 2023

Time: 9.30am – 4pm

Location: Troed yr Harn, Talgarth. Meeting at Talgarth Car Park to walk up to the farm.

All materials provided. You will be given substrate bags of oyster (indoor growing) and wine cap (outdoor growing) mushrooms. You’ll also receive a syringe of liquid mycelium culture for each species, which will permit a lifetime supply of home-grown mushrooms!

Please bring a water bottle and a packed lunch for a picnic.


What will I do and learn?

  • How to identify local fungi
  • Understand different methods of mushroom production
  • Learn how to grow fungi from spore to mycelium, and onwards to fruit
  • Gain insight into both indoor and outdoor growing
  • Take your own mushroom grow bags away from the course alongside the knowledge to continue growing your own edible fungi for years to come.



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