• Certificate in Mushroom Cultivation 2018

    This eight-part course taking place from March to May is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to mushroom cultivation. It is a one-of-a-kind course in the UK that can give people the skills and confidence they need to start their own mushroom projects and enterprises.

    Click here to download the course information pack that provides detailed information on costs, course content and support

    Please note this info pack was updated in February 2018 – please check you have the most recent version.

    This practical course will introduce learners to the fundamental processes in cultivating mushrooms including:

    • Introduction to Fungi Ecology, Biology and Diversity
    • Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation
    • Bulk substrates and pasteurisation processes
    • Agar plates and grain spawn
    • Grow Room and Culture Maintenance
    • Fungi Identification
    • Mycoremediation
    • Medicinal Mushrooms

    Learners will be able to book for individual courses on a stand-alone basis if they are unable to complete the full certificate. Please note there are only 14 places available for each course, and the priority will be given to those who are completing the full certificate.

    In addition to the taught courses, learners will have the opportunity to put their skills into practice at the mushroom farm established by Feed Avalon at the Red Brick Building Community Garden.