Mushrooms, Molds and Mycorrhizae: a Permaculture of the Fungi
Mark Jones of Sharondale Farm & Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain
A three day comprehensive introduction
to incorporating Kingdom Fungi in ecological design.
We hope to inspire and empower participants to develop regional mycelial mosaics and cultural strategies for expanding the human-fungal symbiosis.
Topics for the weekend include:
Biology and ecology of fungi
Inter-kingdom interactions and symbioses
Low-tech mushroom cultivation methods including spawn making and substrate preparation
Mushrooms and fungi in perennial gardens and small farm designs
Collecting and preserving wild mushroom strains
Mushrooms as functional food
We will provide all meals from dinner Friday through lunch Sunday. Food will be high-quality and home cooked and will include mushrooms and other local ingredients. A vegetarian option will be available. Camping with limited facilities is available at the farm and is included in the cost for the class.
Location: Sharondale Farm in Cismont, Virginia
Dates: tba spring 2015
Instructors: Mark Jones, Tradd Cotter, David Via, Angel Shockley
Cost: The cost for this workshop is based on a sliding scale of $400-525. The sliding scale fee means you get to choose how much you will pay for the workshop, within this range, based on your ability and willingness to pay. Please note that we have structured the finances so that any course fees that an individual pays over the $475. minimum will automatically go to our scholarship fund to assist participants unable to meet the minimum fee. Limited scholarship and work trade positions are available. Please inquire by email.
Contact: Mark Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, p: 434-296-3301
Mark Jones is the Foothill Fungus Farmer
Tradd Cotter is Mushroom Mountain Man
Angel Shockley is the Herb Angel
David Via is the Mushroom Gourmand and Raconteur