Mushroom Workshop at Djanbung

Join us having fun with fungi at our hands-on mushroom cultivation workshop, Saturday May 30 at Djanbung Gardens. This workshop will introduce you to the amazing world of fungi and different methods of mushroom cultivation so you can grow your own.

This jam-packed day will leave you ready and able to implement mushrooms into your everyday life, not only for food, but also to benefit your garden.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • An introduction to the ecology of Fungi
  • How to Inoculate logs with dowels to grow Shitake mushrooms
  • Creating a garden mushroom patch with woodchips, mulch and inoculants
  • The use of Mycorrhiza fungi in the garden to promote healthy soil and plants
  • About spawn, cultivation and maintenance for a range of gourmet mushrooms
  • Ways to include Mushrooms in permaculture systems
  • Practical skills to take home and implement yourself …

….and you will get to take home an inoculated Shitake log to get your mushroom growing started.


The vibrant teaching team, Harry Campbell, Joanne Sharp & Raui Searle are diploma students with Permaculture College Australia with a special focus on fungi and mushroom cultivation. With very diverse backgrounds and experience in mycoculture, they produce a dynamic team with a wealth of knowledge to inspire and empower you to get started with your own myco-culture.

When: 9am-4pm Saturday May 30, 2015 at Djanbung Gardens

Cost: $95 ($75 concession) includes full workshop, refreshments and delicious lunch provided by Abundance Café of fresh local and garden produce. Workshop fee also include an inoculated Shitake log to take home.

Registration essential:


Teaching team: Harry Campbell, Jo Sharp and Raui Searle
Teaching team: Harry Campbell, Jo Sharp and Raui Searle

Harry Campbell is an enthusiastic diploma student doing his major works on integrating permaculture and mushroom mycology. He brings passion into an wholistic approach to the many applications of mushroom mycology in daily life.

Jo Sharp’s passion for her furry fungi friends grew from mushroom cultivation training in 2013, followed by delicious successes in oyster and shiitake cultivation. Now she wants to enable others to grow these most delightful sources of macro- and micro-nutrients.

Raui Searle, permaculturalist and mushroom enthusiast, has studied and grown mushrooms as a hobby for 3 years and is currently studying the Diploma of Permaculture at Djanbung Gardens.

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