Mushroom Cultivation weekend with expert Matthew Rooney of Mushroom Table- Wicklow

 Co Wicklow (exact location will be shared closer the time). 

When: Saturday and Sunday 30 April and 1st May 2022

Time: 10am to 4pm each day.  

How Much: €220 Early Bird/ €250 Full Price/  

Lunch and drinks are included. 

To Book your place:

We are lucky to have enticed Matthew to return to Ireland for a Mushroom Cultivation weekend. Matthew is an expert forager, cultivator and is a Member of the British Mycological Society and a fellow Member of the Association of Foragers.

Matthew has been a mushroom grower for over 20 years. He runs the first certified biodynamic mushroom farm in the world. He specialises in cultivating native mushrooms which are foraged from the wild and brought into cultivation. Growing both edible and medicinal mushrooms, he even has his own variety of Reishi named after him. He is expert in all aspects of mushroom growing from collecting wild specimens through propagation and growing to harvest and selling. 

Two day intensive course in all aspects of high-value gourmet mushroom cultivation and growing. This course covers growing common edible mushrooms as well as the cultivation of wild species. 

Limited to 15 places only. Price includes lunch, refreshments, instruction handouts and your own inoculated log/kit with spawn to take away.

Workshop runs from 1000-1600 both days. 

Day 1 –

Introduction to growing
Mushroom log inoculation
Pasteurising substrate
Sterilising substrate
Spore slurry
Making spawn

Day 2 – 
Spawning substrate
Making growing blocks
Outdoor growing beds
Growing conditions
Harvesting methods
Mushroom cloning
Clean rooms

Topics include: 

Preparation: clean rooms, sterlisation, pasteurisation, fermentation, equipment, materials and substrates.  

Propagation: Aseptic cuttings, making spawn, mycelium and spore slurries, other techniques and practices.  

Culturing: Environmental controls, growing rooms, harvest rooms, outdoor beds, logs.  

Each participant will go home with a (pet) mushroom log, compost block and detailed mushroom growing booklet written by Matthew.  

PLEASE bring a cordless drill if you have one or can borrow one with 8mm drill bits.  

Early bird pricing is available until 18 March and then will be full price of €250 after that date.   

Bookings for all of our events will close 2 weeks before the event takes place. In this case, the event will close to all new bookings on the 15th April 2022 

We will be in touch with you before the event takes place to share further relevant details with those that have booked their place.