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Grow Your Own Mushrooms at Home: Inside & Outside

October 24, 2020 @ 8:33 pm


Learn how to grow mushrooms indoors and outdoors with low-tech materials you probably already have at home.

During this two-day workshop, William Padilla-Brown from Mycosymbiotics and Rusty Orner from Quiet Creek Herb Farm will review the lifecycle of mushrooms and lead hands-on demonstrations of taking spore prints and easy clones, starting spores or commercial culture to develop outdoor patches or for fruiting indoors, and more.

You’ll also tour Quiet Creek’s mushroom grove and explore its growing techniques, and enjoy a farm fungi-to-fork lunch. Participants will leave with starter cakes with their choice of oyster, wine cap, lions mane, reishi, blewit or pink oyster mushrooms, as well as inoculated shiitake and combs tooth logs. 

If you’re interested in attending only one of the two days, contact Gina Langley at events@pasafarming.org instead of using the form below to process your registration.

Additional information

  • This event will be limited to 25 registrants.
  • Complimentary lunch will be provided. Please note: While we do our best to estimate meals quantities, meals are only guaranteed to those who register at least five business days before the event. Please plan accordingly. You are welcome to bring your own food.

Speaker information

Rusty Orner, Steward, Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living: Quiet Creek is a 30-acre organic farm located just north of Brookville in Jefferson and Clarion Counties, Pennsylvania. The farm is dedicated to educating people of all ages about the importance of conservation, ecological thinking, and healthful living. Claire and Rusty Orner have been stewards of Quiet Creek since 1996 and combined share over 40 years of teaching experience and 60 years of organic farming experience.

William Padilla-Brown, Founder, MycoSymbiotics: William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, urban shaman, citizen scientist, poet, mycologist, amateur phycologist, and a certified permaculture designer. For the past four years, he has run Community Compassion, a nonprofit focused on radical sustainability, as well as operating MycoSymbiotics, LLC—a small mycological research and mushroom production business.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Dan Dalton, by email at dan@pasafarming.org or by phone at 814.349.9856.


COVID-19 note: All in-person events are tentative depending on public health guidelines moving forward. Please review our safety guidelines for in-person events.

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Date & Time: October 23 : 10 am–5 pm October 24 : 10 am–5 pm

Location: Quiet Creek Herb Farm
93 Quiet Creek Lane
Brookville, PA 15825

Cost: $175

Event Category: Pasa Events