When: Sun., Oct. 26, 2-5 p.m. 2014
If you’ve ever wanted to tap into your inner mycologist, and to build up your very own supply of delicious mushrooms in the process, this three-hour class on edible mushroom cultivation might be the perfect opportunity. Patty and Ray Lanier, the self-styled “Mushroom Maestros,” will teach a heat-pasteurization technique that will allow prospective mushroom farmers to grow oyster and King Stropharia mushrooms on wheat straw. They’ll also demonstrate how you can use cardboard to create mushroom spawn, which can then be transferred to wood chips for your garden-turned-mushroom-farm. Organized by Berkeley’s BioFuel Oasis, the class will take place at 732 26th Street, in an open lot in West Oakland that the Laniers use as a demonstration site. All participants will take home two mushroom-growing kits. Register at BioFuelOasis.com/Workshops.