Intro to Mushroom Ecology and Cultivation, Jan 28, 2022, 4pm - 7pm


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* This is part 1 of a 3-part series on mushroom cultivation. You do not need to attend all 3, but it is encouraged.

Intro to Mushroom Ecology and Cultivation
Date/Time: Jan 28, 2022, 4pm -7pm
Location: Online (link will be sent after Jan 25)

We will cover mushroom taxonomy, four relationships, ecological niches, distributions, and the ways we can grow them at home; indoor and outdoor.


** Scholarship tickets are available for BIPOC/Queer/Disabled people. Please email for details. **


About the Presenter: Jordan Weiss
I have been interested in mushrooms since 1978, just after I read the first book by Paul Stamets, Psilocybe Mushrooms and their Allies.

I have been teaching low-tech methods of mushroom cultivation using permaculture-based methods since 2006. I was a member in good standing with the Oregon Mycological Society(OMS) for thirteen years, where I helped out at the identification table, led mushroom cultivation workshops and presented programs at the annual Fall show for several years.

Since 2006, I have worked with City Repair Project, OSU Master Gardeners, PSU Leaning Garden Labs, the Grange, Radical Mycology, Telluride Mushroom Festival, and various Oregon mushroom clubs.

In 2017, I co-founded Fungables LLC with a PhD-level biochemist and food-patent attorney. Since then we have sold a few hundred bottles of tinctures -seventeen different varieties- at annual mushroom shows, Montavilla Farmers Market, and through word-of-mouth.

We are currently restructuring and are looking forward to new and exciting opportunities in 2022.

This past Fall, I started working with Alder Commons- a self-directed school in NE Portland in an effort to do more mycological outreach to communities that have been overlooked.

The prospect of teaching a workshop series and working with Symbiop Garden Shop is another excellent opportunity to bring more people into the world of low-tech mushroom cultivation and co-create new and innovative mushroom projects for students-of-all ages.

Learning about fungi and the various roles they occupy has been a near-constant source of inspiration for well over four decades. I feel humbled to have such generous teachers and it brings me joy to see others become excited about how to integrate fungi into our lives.

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