Friday, August 8, 2014

Grow Mushrooms Class

Grow Mushroom Gardens! 

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
1:00 PM  to  
United Church of Rogers Park
2nd floor, blue room
1545 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626 

Curious but baffled by the thought of growing mushrooms?
Learn the unique stages of growth and methods of cultivation. Mushroom cultivation is fascinating and becoming a growing trend. Fungi are becoming more respected as a food source, natural medicine and a tool for bio-remediation. Certain varieties can be grown in gardens and compost piles or even on coffee grounds and indoors on counter-tops and coffee tables.

Class cost:
$35 at the door
$30 in advance

If cost is a discouragement, be sure to email in advance for an alternative arrangement.

There will be a presentation, resource sharing, and examples provided followed by conversation.
Learn how to get started growing mushrooms for food and medicine.
Bring something to take notes with, and bring all your questions!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Grow Mushrooms Class 

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013
1:00 PM  to 
4637 North Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 

Curious but baffled by the thought of growing mushrooms?
Learn the unique stages of growth and methods of cultivation. Mushroom cultivation is fascinating and becoming a growing trend. Fungi are becoming more respected as a food source, natural medicine, as a dye source and for bio-remediation and filtration. Certain varieties can be grown in gardens and compost piles or even on coffee grounds and indoors for apartments.

Class cost:
$20 at the door
If cost is a discouragement, be sure to email in advance for an alternative arrangement.

There will be a presentation, resource sharing, and examples followed by conversation.
Learn how to get started growing for yourself.
Bring something to take notes with, and bring all your questions!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Grow Mushrooms Workshop


Come for the workshop, leave with your own shiitake log!
Includes a presentation exploring varieties and growing methods.

Sunday, April 21, 2013
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM,
Stone Soup Ashland Coop
4637 North Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL
Have you noticed the mushroom craze sweeping the country?

Be it for edible delicacies, bio-remediation, permaculture design or medicine, mushrooms are gaining widespread attention. Learn the stages of growth and methods of cultivation. Mushroom cultivation is fascinating and becoming a growing trend. Certain varieties can be grown in gardens and compost piles or even on coffee grounds or indoors in apartments.
 We will be making shiitake mushroom logs and working with wine cap for a wood-chip bed and possibly almond agaricus for a compost bed if time allows.
This is a 4 hr hands on workshop. Learn what you need to know for your own mushroom projects whatever they are. Leave with the understanding and know how of mushroom cultivation AND your own shiitake log and possibly a few surprises! Logs or cultures may be used to fruit mushrooms at home for consumption.


Workshop and Material Cost: 
$55 in advance. Option closed 24 hrs in advance.
$65 at the door (no cultures/logs guaranteed without prepaid reservation due to limited supplies).
If cost is a discouragement, please email for an alternative arrangement.

Please email any questions to:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Compost Class - All About Compost

  
Sunday April 7th
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Stone Soup Ashland Co-op
4637 N Ashland Ave, Chicago Il

This is a short, but comprehensive class for those who want to understand the process and how-to of composting, its significance and practical uses. If you have or have not tried composting but want a better understanding and knowledge to make it happen or support the urban composting scene, please attend.

Want to understand the history, practice and application of compost?
-          This class will be a compact and comprehensive presentation and demonstration of composting.
-          We will dispel the myths of what can and cannot be composted.
-          Discover a system that will suit your particular needs.
-          Learn the tricks that make composting simple for a home gardener.


Compost Class Cost:
 In advance $15.75
 
Cost at the door $20.00 
If cost is a discouragement please email me for an alternative arrangement

Bring something to take notes with as well as all your questions!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Garden Planning Time!

Receive help designing your ideal garden.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

3 PM to 4:45 PM,
Stone Soup Ashland Co-op
4637 North Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

Intimidated about how and when to start your seeds and your garden?
Come learn all the details on planning a productive, dense garden in your yard,
community garden plot or patio.

Discover the secret of why pro gardeners plant flowers into the veggie garden.
Find out how to get a reliable crop regardless of crazy weather.
Get resources for your specific garden needs.

Garden Planning Class Cost:
$15.75 in advance (option closed 24 hr from class time)
$20.00 at the the door.
 If cost is a discouragement, please email for an alternative arrangement.

Please email any questions to:




Sunday, February 10, 2013

Grow Mushrooms Workshop


Come for the workshop, leave with mushroom cultures!
Includes a presentation exploring varieties and methods.

Sunday, March 3, 2013
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM,
Stone Soup Ashland Coop
4637 North Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

Have you noticed the mushroom craze sweeping the country?

Be it for edible delicacies, bio-remediation, permaculture design or medicine, mushrooms are gaining widespread attention. Learn the stages of growth and methods of cultivation. Mushroom cultivation is fascinating and becoming a growing trend. Certain varieties can be grown in gardens and compost piles or even on coffee grounds or indoors in apartments.
This is a 4 hr hands on workshop.  Learn what you need to know for your own mushroom projects whatever they are. Leave with the understanding and know how of mushroom cultivation AND shiitake, oyster cultures and possibly a few surprises! Cultures may be used to fruit mushrooms at home for consumption.

Workshop and Material Cost: 
$55 in advance. RESERVATIONS NOW FULL
$65 at the door (no cultures guaranteed without prepaid reservation due to limited supplies).
If cost is a discouragement, please email for an alternative arrangement.

Please email any questions to:

Monday, May 21, 2012


Sunday, June 3, 2012
1:00 PM  to 
4637 North Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 

Curious but baffled by the thought of growing mushrooms?
Learn the stages of growth and methods of cultivation. Mushroom cultivation is fascinating and becoming a growing trend. Fungi are becoming more respected as a food source and natural medicine. Certain varieties can be grown in gardens and compost piles or even on coffee grounds or indoors in apartments.
Class cost:

$20 at the door
If cost is a discouragement, please email for an alternative arrangement.

There will be a presentation, resource sharing and a brief demonstration followed by conversation.
Bring something to take notes with as well as all your questions.