Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
In this interactive workshop, we will look at different kinds of mushrooms, where they grow, how to cultivate them on various mediums, and easily incorporate them into apartment living. We will also discuss which Fungi to use for medicinal purposes. Boost your immune system with an antioxidant called chaga; boost brain function using Lion’s Mane; and modulate blood pressure/cholesterol with Reishi, an anti-inflammatory. Learn how to make your own extracts from these and take home what you create. Participants will also be shown how to cultivate mushrooms using the spore slurry method and the burrito growing method.
Note: A materials fee of $10 will paid to the instructor for materials: mushrooms, jar, supplies for making a tincture, etc.
Foraging trip: We will walk to Madison Square Park to find mushrooms and practice putting down slurry.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $125/ Nonmembers $155
New York Open Center
John Michelotti is a “”mushroom guy”” whose mission is to spread information about the benefits of fungi while inspiring people to appreciate and learn from nature. He is the President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) and a member of Connecticut Westchester Mycological (COMA), Pioneer Valley Mycological Association, and North American Mycological Association (NAMA). He has worked with Amazon Mycorenewal Project researching the utilization of Fungi to remediate oil spills in the Amazon Rainforest, hosted inoculation workshops, and served as an adviser on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to develop the standards for ecological practices in mushroom production. He lives in Big Indian, NY, on a family farm where he cultivates Catskill Fungi.