Mushroom Cultivation and Bioremediation Workshop

Mushroom Cultivation and Bioremediation Workshop


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Join Myco Alliance for an immersive educational experience that will give you the skills to create a foundation for your own mushroom cultivation practice.

This interactive workshop is an excellent way to deepen your practice of growing mushrooms for food, medicine, agriculture, permaculture, ecological restoration, bioremediation, or any other applied science.

We have limited space for this workshop so we ask that you register in advance. You may request to be put on a waiting list if course is full.


Saturdays 10am-2pm
4hr Interactive Course
@ Circle Acres Nature Preserve

About the Workshop

In this workshop we will cover theory and skills for growing edible and medicinal mushrooms and provide you with the framework to integrate this knowledge into your home, garden, or farm. We'll also explore the ecological and cultural importance of fungi and mushrooms in the world, introduce you to the main taxonomic groups in mycology, and explore how fungi can help rebuild our soil and remediate urban pollution.

The Mushroom Cultivation and Bioremediation Workshop is our monthly offering that helps community members and citizen scientists create the foundation for their mushroom cultivation practice.

Feel free to contact us for more information on all our course offerings.


Topics Covered

Ecology and Life Cycle of Fungi
Recycling Cardboard and Coffee with Fungi
Mycelium Expansion + Substrate Preparation
Mushroom Gardening + Mycorrhizal Fungi
Bioremediation of Soil and Water with Fungi
Permaculture and Mushrooms
Growing Mushrooms in a Greenhouse
– Making Medicinal Mushroom Tinctures

Workshop Registration Includes

- Course Handout
- Mushroom Grow Kit
- Medicinal Mushroom Tincture (2oz bottle)
- Circle Acres Tour and Mushroom Walk
- Hands-On Activity

What To Expect


This workshop is designed to be engaging and interactive to make learning about mushroom cultivation easy and fun. We will do our best to accommodate everyone with the seating available at the outdoor classroom, but we we also ask that everyone be prepared to take care of any specific requirements ahead of time.  Please be prepared to dress appropriately for any weather conditions that we may have for this time of year. Weather permitting, all of the activities will be held outdoors.


What to Bring

We recommend bringing closed-toe shoes, pants, hat, bug repellent (if needed), personal snacks and a bottle of water. To take home your grow kits and other items please bring a grocery or canvas tote bag. Bring pen and paper for additional notes.



Location & Parking

The workshop will be hosted at the Myco Alliance Research Station within the Circle Acres Nature Preserve. You will receive specific parking instructions after registration.  Please arrive 15 min early to enjoy the walk from the parking area to the Research Station inside the preserve. For wheelchair access and other accommodation inquiries please contact us before registering for the event.


About the Instructors

  Photo Credit: Jessi Devenyns,  Austin Chronicle

Photo Credit: Jessi Devenyns, Austin Chronicle

Kate Avery is a naturalist and mycologist with a special interest in arbuscular mycorrhizal soil fungi and other fungi of native Texas landscapes. She is an ally to the communities of disabled and historically disadvantaged people and aspires to use her growing knowledge of mycology, holistic land management, edible and medicinal plants, permaculture and compassion to reconnect the physical and emotional health of our communities with the health of local ecosystems.

Daniel Reyes is a mycologist and the founder of Myco Alliance in Austin Texas. He has taught mycological principles to hundreds of students, citizen scientists, and professionals in the USA, Mexico, and Ecuador through hands-on workshops and interactive classes. Daniel is an experienced scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry, skilled in Mycology, Hydrogeology, and Environmental Compliance.