Edible and Symbiotic Mushrooms
for Your Garden With Sam Gerhard

Edible and Symbiotic Mushrooms for Your Garden With Sam Gerhard

Do you love cooking with mushrooms? Have you always wanted to grow your own but it just sounded a little complicated? This is your chance to get a straightforward introduction. Come learn the benefits of mushrooms for your garden and yourself! Enjoy an afternoon with hands-on learning including inoculating oyster mushrooms on straw bales, cardboard, leafs, and wood!

You Will Learn:

  • How to identifying mushrooms already growing in your garden
  • The mycorrhizal connection to plants and how they support nutrient and water needs
  • Steps to propagate edible and medicinal mushrooms and how to grow them in your garden
  • Polycultures of mushrooms and succession of decomposers
  • How to identify basic mushroom anatomy and reproduction
  • Ways to use myco-remediation for your property
  • To cut down your fear! Confidently and safely consume your mushrooms
  • What mushrooms work in your local garden

Who This Course Is For:

  • Home gardeners/ DIYers
  • Homesteaders
  • Kids!
  • Farmers and permaculture practitioners
  • Landscapers
  • Anyone who wants to learn about edible and symbiotic mushrooms

Dates: April 28, 2018

Time: Saturday, 1pm-4pm

Location: The Permaculture Skills Center, 2185 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol, CA 95473

Cost: $25

About Sam:

Sam is excited to be working with the Permaculture Skills Center to help model and spread the use of regenerative solutions, permaculture design, and holistic management. He has a diverse background of growing up in Petaluma CA, studying art practice at UC Berkeley, living on a ranch that practiced rotational grazing, and working in landscape contracting focusing on greywater.

He wants to help close loops and have integrated management systems that inspire, educate, and connect us all to the land and to our inner ecology. Utilizing an artistic eye with an ecological approach, he strives to help create and maintain a model site displaying the many avenues in which permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to achieve both function and aesthetic form.