Growing Mushrooms in Gardens and Woodlands

01aug1:00 pm4:00 pmGrowing Mushrooms in Gardens and WoodlandsAn intro on incorporating mushrooms into your garden at Blackhaugh Community Farm OrganiserRHYZEBlackhaugh Community Farm, Spittalfield PH1 4JZ1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event TypeWorkshop & TrainingThemeFood & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

Join us an outdoor mushroom cultivation workshop at Knoydart Community Garden in partnership with Knoydart Forest Trust and Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service as part of Rhyze on Tour!

Mushrooms are an excellent addition to any garden design: some build soil and make nutrients available to plants nearby; others thrive in dark shady spaces where plants might struggle; they provide a rare harvest of protein and fruit at times of year when veg pickings are slim.

This workshop explores a variety of methods for integrating different species of mushrooms into a garden design. It will cover:

πŸ„ The basics of mycology and mushroom cultivation, demystifying key terms and equipment

πŸ„ How to propagate mycelium onto cardboard to make free spawn

πŸ„ How to grow mushrooms in containers and beds

πŸ„ Companion planting in vegetable beds

πŸ„ How to grow mushrooms on logs or tree stumps

Participants will leave with a booklet outlining the techniques described in the workshop and spawn to use at home.

Getting here:

Bring lunch as we’ll stop for a lunchbreak! Dress for all weathers as this workshop takes place outside.

If you would like to come along but can’t afford it, please get in touch and we’ll work something out!




Edinburgh’s non-profit mushroom farm and community education project, est. 2020. Combining DIY cultivation with community-centred justice work like shared meals, workshops, campaigning and organising, RHYZE Mushrooms’ work will be rooted in mycelial values: community, collaboration and mutual aid.

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