Mushroom Man Weekend Workshop
January - August 2023 have sold out.
I have posted new dates from September 2023 thru December 2023.
New dates posted for 2023.
Thank you to everyone that participated!
PERSONAL ONE on ONE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
Located in Defiance, Ohio. This workshop is truly the first of it's kind. Our ONE on ONE + FRIEND Mushroom Growing Workshop! Teaching you the best techniques for growing personal gourmet mushrooms for your family or on a larger scale.
JUST YOU AND THE INSTRUCTOR!
Learn from 'MUSHROOM MAN' himself.
I have always been fascinated with growing mushrooms. But, unlike you, I had no one to teach me the ends-and-outs of indoor/outdoor mushroom growing. So I went on a mission 25 years ago to learn to grow mushrooms inside my once small apartment. I wasn't out to create some grandeur in-home business but simply to learn to grow enough to feed my family and maybe a few friends along the way. Let me be the first to tell you that I screwed-up so many times! Some projects, I thought would be GREAT, wound up being a complete disaster and a waist of time.
Well, 25 years later I can now grow mushroom from recycled material, sawdust, straw and from what most people consider to be trash! Grow Oyster mushrooms off of recycled coffee/drink trays. I can take a handful of bird seed and grow 50lbs of mushrooms and more. I can go to the store, pick out some tasty mushrooms, and clone them before sautéing for our dinner. Best thing about it...I can do it cheaply.
What you receive.
I am going to save you years of screw-ups and hair pulling.
Save you wasted time and money.
I will teach you the absolute best and least expensive ways to grow mushrooms...for years to come!
ONE on ONE + Friend workshop for the year of 2023.
Personal hands-on training.
From having nothing to your finish goal.
At the workshop you will receive 10 mushroom cultures valued at $180.
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom book valued at $40.00. (ONE BOOK)
Saturday & Sunday morning country breakfast (or we dine out...on us).
Saturday & Sunday Lunch
1 YEAR OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT!
This is a 'ONE on ONE' workshops + BRING A PARTNER/FRIEND at *no extra cost.
Note: So you get the most out of the workshop we only allow 1 person to attend PLUS a guest of your choosing.
So if you want a friend to join you, AT NO ADDITIONAL COST, bring them along!
*Just to be clear your friend eats at no addition cost and can participate fully. However, the 'payee' will receive the 10 cultures, book and tech. support for 1 yr.
Saturday Morning 9 AM - NOON
Saturday Morning...big country breakfast for you and your guest at the house!
SO COME HUNGRY!
You're not going to get very far if you don't have the right equipment.
Mushroom Building 101 will teach you how to make VERY INEXPENSIVE items that will be accentual to a successful mushroom growing adventure!
Here are some things your will be learning in Course 101 (Mushroom Building)
Overview for a Flow hood.
Overview of an Incubator.
In-depth discussion of small/large grow rooms.
Cheap Materials (low or no cost) to start.
Drying Chambers (Air dry to Freeze dry)
Pressure Cooker - Got to have one!
IF WE HAVE TIME WE WILL DISCUSS THE 10 CULTURE STRAINS YOU ARE TAKING HOME WITH YOU.
Saturday Afternoon 1 until 5 PM
Saturday afternoon...lunch provided.
So you got all of your equipment ready and warmed up?
You will have HANDS ON an the expert lab technician and grower!
Interact with all your ideas and wishful endeavors during lunch with is provided Saturday.
Agar Cooking / Pouring
Create Spore/Mycelium Agar Plates
Preparing Grain for Master Spawn
Inoculation: Agar Mycelium, Syringes and Mycelium Syringes
Create more SPAWN! (quick and easy expansion)
Prepare your balk substrate (Straw/Casing) HANDS ON!
SET BACK AND WATCH THE MUSHROOMS GROW!
Included with Saturdays Workshop are 10 Cultures that you will create yourself take home! If you are flying I will ship them to you at TRUE SHIPPING COST.
White Oyster - Pleurotus ostreatus
Blue Oyster - Pleurotus columbinus
"Reishi" / "Ling Chi" - Ganoderma lucidum
Shiitake - Lentinula edodes
Maitake "Hen of the Woods" - Grifola frondosa.
WHAT WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU:
Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms text book. Will ship it to your early upon request.
Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM (or until we are finished)
Sunday Morning...breakfast & lunch provided.
Ready to get serious?
Lets step it up!
Learn some of the more exciting features of mushrooms growing!
Storing of your best strains
Creating Spore Prints and Syringes
Create your own LIVE liquid mycelium!
Create Wood Plugs for OUTDOOR GROWING!
(hidden patches...for your eyes only)
Business ideas and opportunities.
Much, much more!
Things to know before signing up.
Registration must be reconfirmed two weeks prior to workshop.
Please note: In order to eliminate last-minute cancellations we are forced to implement a policy:
100% of the tuition for Mushroom Man Workshop is non-refundable.
HOWEVER...YOU WILL NOT LOSE YOUR MONEY...EVER!
We will move you to a later AVAILABLE date to complete your workshop.
Saturday & Sunday Workshop: $995.95 USD
Required textbooks: Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms
(IT WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE OR SHIPPED EARLY FOR YOUR ADVANCE READING)
Registration is on a first-come basis.
Dinner and lodging are not included (breakfast, lunch, coffee and other beverages will be provided both days).
These informational intense courses are taught personally by Michael (owner of MushroomMan.com).
Information regarding hotel, instructions, time..etc. will be emailed to you shortly after registering.
Reviews for 2023
We have ONLY started reviews for our workshops (new website). Please note I have been running workshops for over 15 yrs. My wife only recently convinced me to start requesting reviews.
March 25, 2023
I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a workshop. It was truly fascinating and so informative. I had very limited knowledge of growing mushrooms prior. Mike was so kind. He explained everything so well. He not only shows you each step but allows you to repeat it. The hands on learning truly makes the difference. Detail is taken with each step of the process, so you know how to grow mushrooms successfully and safely from spore to fruiting. You end the workshop not only with clear knowledge but cultures to grow them on your own. It's a full weekend of learning. Both days are packed with information and wonderful homemade meals. Cyndi is an amazing cook. This is a class for those who are truly committed and wish to understand the growing process and proceed.
What amazed me the most was genuine concern and kindness to me, a stranger but now friend, and the overall professional integrity of Mike's personality. This is truly his passion, and it shows. I found Mikes website as I researched the health benefits of the medicinal mushrooms for my husband. Many have been amazed at how my husband's health improved from them and diet changes. I needed to learn and successfully grow various kinds for his daily diet.
Mike and Cyndi were so compassionate, and I will never be able to thank them enough for their generosity, time and concern for what my husband was going through. They were truly God sent.
The support system after is amazing! Mike was, and is, there to help me if I have any questions. Reaches out to ask how we are doing. Such care and concern are rarely found today but Mike and Cyndi have nailed it!
I have seen the meticulous sterile process and attention given to every step. I have purchased Lion’s Mane kits that are now fruiting for the fifth time. He stands behind his products and the videos that help you understand how the kits grow are so helpful especially for a beginner like me.
Mike and Cyndi thank you for everything.