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Thursday, August 18
 

10:00am

Tissue Culture I: Agar & Basics
Basic Home lab equipment and techniques for isolating and maintaining mushroom cultures - Interested in building your first lab? Already have one and need a few valuable pointers to minimize contamination and maximize your mycelial potential? This is a beginner to intermediate overview of everything you need to get started culturing mushrooms.

Thursday August 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435

11:15am

Easy Straw Cultivation of Oyster Mushrooms and Alternative Substrates

Mark Jones and Kris Holstrom will demo growing mushrooms on cereal straws, but also be discussing Ailanthus, thistle and introduce the Eat Your Weeds project to convert invasive and opportunistic plant species into edible mushrooms, while also focusing on community based systems for stroring and sharing information to improve the education of the processes in developing novel food production system for humans and livestock alike.


Speakers
avatar for Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom

Tomtem Farm
Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride, Colorado. She consults on permaculture designs, edible and medicinal landscaping, school and community gardens through her... Read More →
avatar for Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Mark Jones operates Sharondale Mushroom Farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.  He grows gourmet and medicinal  mushrooms, mushroom spawn, and a diverse garden with small fruit, fiber, and flowering plants.  He teaches workshops about mushroom cultivation and designing perennial... Read More →


Thursday August 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Elks Park Elks Park, S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm

Tissue Culture II: Spores, Cloning, Collection
Learn from experienced tissue culturists the basic transfer techniques, cloning strategies, and culture collection maintenance tips that will help you minimize contamination and strain loss.

Thursday August 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435
 
Friday, August 19
 

4:00pm

Tissue Culture III: Spawn Generation and Advanced Techniques
Making your own spawn is the ultimate freedom for any mushroom grower, and it saves a lot of costs in production, however there are many pitfalls that can be avoided by taking this session taught by experienced spawn producers who will show you all the tricks. Learn how to go from pure cultures to grain, sawdust, dowels, and more!

Friday August 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435
 
Saturday, August 20
 

11:30am

Eat Your Weeds!: Permaculture with Fungi & Alternative Substrate Demo
Mark Jones and Kris Holstrom will discuss growing mushrooms on Ailanthus, thistle and introduce the Eat Your Weeds project to convert invasive and opportunistic plant species into edible mushrooms, while also focusing on community based systems for stroring and sharing information to improve the education of the processes in developing novel food production system for humans and livestock alike.

Oyster mushrooms will grow on just about any agricultural by-product. In this session attendees will be able to learn the skills needed for both hot water bath and cold lime treatments for pasteurizing cereal straws for oyster mushroom production. Take home items will be small bags of inoculated oyster kits!

Speakers
avatar for Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom

Tomtem Farm
Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride, Colorado. She consults on permaculture designs, edible and medicinal landscaping, school and community gardens through her... Read More →
avatar for Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Mark Jones operates Sharondale Mushroom Farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.  He grows gourmet and medicinal  mushrooms, mushroom spawn, and a diverse garden with small fruit, fiber, and flowering plants.  He teaches workshops about mushroom cultivation and designing perennial... Read More →


Saturday August 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Elks Park Elks Park, S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435