Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Online Class

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A Series Of 6 Recorded Classes To Get You Growing Mushrooms Like A Pro.

When I started growing mushrooms nine years ago it was hard to know where to begin. I made this course so you don’t have to start where I did. This course will save you from years of trials and screw ups (I already did that) and get you growing mushrooms and mycelium successfully! We will focus on the fundamentals of mushroom cultivation and build up to all the details of designing a commercial mushroom farm. Any successful farm has to sell products as well as grow them, so we will explore successful ways of selling fresh mushrooms, products beyond mushrooms, and how to access and apply for grant money. This course is useful for anyone from the home scale grower to the small scale mushroom farmer. The course includes:

  • (6) 90 minute recorded lectures–Lifetime access
  • Further videos and resources to watch
  • Readings from a variety of books to deepen your understanding
  • (1) 30 minute private consultation with Willie Crosby
  • 25% off discount code for the Fungi Ally website
  • Week 1: Fungal Fundamentals.

    What are Fungi–Mushroom Life Cycle–Fungal Ecology–Mission and Goals–Outlook of Specialty Mushroom Industry

  • Week 2: Beginning Stages

    Seven stages of cultivation–Sectors of commercial cultivation–Shiitakes on logs– Receiving and Storing Spawny

  • Week 3: Treated Substrates

    Oysters on straw–Supplemented sawdust–Treating bulk substrates–Inoculation– Using Ready to fruit blocks

  • Week 4: Designing A Commercial Operation

    Materials flow– Useful equipment at different scales–Lab design and equipment–DIY schematics

  • Week 5: Fruiting And Sales

    Fruiting mushrooms–Harvest– Selling at Farmers Markets–Developing restaurant customers– Mushroom CSA–Tracking–Grower profile

  • Week 6: Other Opportunities

    Medicinal mushroom products use and creation–Writing grants/grant opportunities–Selling spawn and grow kits

Start your mushroom business TODAY!  

Cost: $250

Skills you will gain

  • Grow 5-500 pounds a week depending on your goals
  • Understand the mushroom life cycle and ecological roles
  • Have an outline to the stages of mushroom cultivation
  • Successful cultivation of shiitake on logs, oyster on straw, wine cap on wood chips and other at home techniques
  • Know how to cultivate mushrooms on high yield substrates like supplemented sawdust 
  • Develop a mission, goal, and strategies based business
  • Know the specialty mushroom industry and opportunities to plug into it
  • How to sell mushrooms as a stand alone business or in conjunction with other crops 
  • Make a business plan and start growing/selling mushrooms
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Alana H.
United States United States

I thought the class was packed full of information and provided amble space for asking tons of questions. Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your business/goals to the next level, I think this class covers multiple skill levels easily and is a great learning experience! Im so excited to now know how to grow and take growing mushrooms to new heights!

Erik S.
United States United States
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My wife and I are starting a new specialty mushroom farm. We just finished the Fungi Ally Commercial Mushroom Cultivation online course. This class is 6 weeks of incredibly helpful learning and information in a wonderfully supportive environment. Willie is AWESOME and so supportive. He was always willing and able to answer all of our questions and is incredibly knowledgeable about starting and maintaining a mushroom farming operation. The course covers everything from species of specialty mushroom info to medicinal mushrooms and all the infrastructure, business, and distribution topics required regardless of your aspirations. Highly recommend this class and Fungi Ally! I am really looking forward to engagement with Willie and his company as embark on the adventure of starting our farm! Erik Smith

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