MycoSymbiosis - Mushroom Cultivation Training

MycoSymbiosis - Mushroom Cultivation Training

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$350 – $450

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115 N 9th Street

Lemoyne, PA 17043

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A 3-day hands on mushroom cultivation training with the MycoSymbiotics team, led by William Padilla-Brown.

About this event

MycoSymbiotics Presents: MycoSymbiosis

Our F.E.E. Immersive Training:

Our Trainings are for those ready to immerse themselves in fungal culture! Three long intensive days (w/ breaks for lunch and dinner) where we cover what it takes to work with fungi and in turn, cultivate them. The small class size (no more than 30 participants) ensures everyone is addressed, and encourages communication between participants. We will go through a series of presentations, and hands-on workshops. We will be both inside and outside our lab/farm and local Permaculture Homesteads. We will get a chance to work in an Urban style clean room and lab, and fruiting facility. Depending on the time of year and weather, we may be inside the whole time.

Material Covered:

  • Intro to Fungi, fungal biology, anatomy, and what mushrooms are.
  • Effective and Inexpensive Home Labs and Lab practice. How to make a Still Air GloveBox. How to culture fungi. How to Clone mushrooms. Sterile Environments and HEPA filters. Equipment you will need, and where to get it.
  • Cultivation Processes of expanding your culture to liquid, grain, and sawdust, Fruiting chambers and rooms. Lo Tech No Tech Method
  • MycoRemediation Theory, History, Safe Application and Monitoring. Citizen Science
  • Mushroom Culture, History, Societal Implications
  • Nutraceutical Mushrooms, How to make your own concentrates, How you can benefit from mushroom teas, Unique medicinal application.
  • MycoPermaculture using fungi in whole systems design. Ecological design with Fungi in Mind!
  • Creating Complex Bio-Soils and Micro Environments by feeding your Fungal Wastes to Red Wiggler Worms, and Beatles

What you get:

  • Local, organic vegetarian lunch for all 3 days
  • Access to fresh, glass-bottled, local spring water
  • 5 Mushroom Cultures to take home
  • Worms to start a Vermi-Bin
  • A Workbook
  • Certification of Completeion with the potential to use MycoSymbiotics certified logo on mushroom products

F.E.E. stands for Fair Energy Exchange, like the fungi, we do our best to make sure we have a fair give and take.

The Immersion is $450 for a standard ticket and $350 for Students.

Diversity Scholarships and Work Trades are available; you must email

*Refunds accepted until week of class

Your Trainers: William Padilla-Brown, James Norman, Mike Hiltz

William Padilla-Brown

Founder of MycoSymbiotics, William Padilla-Brown is a MultiDisciplinary Citizen Scientist practicing social science, mycology, phycology, molecular biology, and additive manufacturing. William is passionate about the myriad uses of cannabis especially is psychoactive resin. William is constantly in the mix of Contemporary Ritual in a nuanced modern Urban Shamanism, spending his time vlogging for social media, writing, contributing for Fungi mag, researching, rapping, singing, and loving his Beautiful Lady Lydia and their son Leo. William holds Permaculture Design Certificates acquired through Susquehanna Permaculture and NGOZI, and a Certificate from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences for completing their Algal Culturing Techniques Course. William wrote the first books in English on Cordyceps cultivation. William regularly teaches k-12 classes around the United States, for universities including Cornell’s Small Farms Program, private clubs, and events, as well as offers private consultations. William and his work have been featured on Fantastic Fungi, VICE, Buzzfeed, The Verge, Outside Magazine, Civil Eats, Public Goods, The Book “One Earth” , and much more.

James Norman

Mycosymbiotics culture curator, amateur mycologist, and citizen scientist. James loves traveling and exploring the outdoors. All means of action sports are always on the agenda! Musical artist, and producer of hip-hop and electronic vibes. Heady Beer connoisseur & cannabis enthusiast. James is passionate about helping people navigate through tough times!

Mike Hiltz

Lodging for the event:

Air BNB: New Cumberland/Lemoyne/Camp Hill

Quality Inn New Cumberland - Harrisburg South

Budget Inn New Cumberland

(We will have a chauffeur to take people to class and back to their resting locations)

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