Sustainable Mushroom Cultivation

Course summary

Join us for an enriching experience where you will learn the fundamentals of cultivating mushrooms in a way that’s both environmentally friendly and economically viable.

This workshop offers unique and comprehensive, hands-on training.  It is designed to introduce you to the basics of mushroom cultivation using sustainable practices. During the workshop, you will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience, learning to grow mushrooms using reusable plastic buckets.

Discover how mushroom farming can be an eco-friendly way to produce food and play a pivotal role in sustainable agriculture.

All materials provided.

What you will learn

  • understanding of the biological fundamentals of mushrooms and their life cycle
  • the importance of sustainability in mushroom cultivation
  • hands-on experience preparing substrates, inoculating with spawn, and maintaining optimal growing conditions
  • skills to troubleshoot common issues and successfully harvest mushrooms

What you will get

  • your own DIY mushroom mini-farm bucket to take home
  • fun and informative workshop

What you need to bring

  • snack and water bottle

About the tutor

Andrew McDougall’s passion for mushrooms began in childhood, sparked by foraging trips with his grandfather. Inspired by the documentary “Fantastic Fungi” and motivated by his health journey using medicinal mushrooms, Andrew established an urban mushroom farm with his family. His journey reflects a deep connection to nature, a commitment to sustainability, and a love of the culinary and health benefits of mushrooms.

Inner West Mushrooms

Course cost

COST: $95.00

Class availability: 8 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Sunday 8 September
2.00pm – 5.00pm (1 session)

*Please note this class will be held at our site at 114 Blackwood Street, Yarraville.

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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Come to YCC at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville during office hours to enquire or enrol and pay in person.