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Mushroom Life Cycle and Cultivation Workshop

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$15 – $30


Explore the fascinating world of fungi cultivation with our comprehensive class that covers everything from mycelium to mature mushrooms. Guest instructor Ben Jaffe will begin with a lecture on mushroom life cycles and biology, then we’ll move on to the practicalities, tackling both home cultivation using simple DIY methods and more advanced techniques for larger-scale operations. The highlight? You’ll get hands-on experience creating your own Blue Oyster grow block to nurture at home. Each 90-minute session is designed to include a 45-minute informative talk, followed by interactive mushroom spawning and a Q&A. Plus, take the opportunity to cultivate home-grown mushrooms with discounted MarrowStone Mushroom grow kits.

Due to the high demand of this workshop, we are offering two identical sessions, choose the one that works best for you.

This workshop is intended for those age 13+.


Ben Jaffe has been cultivating mushrooms for almost 12 years now. He started at home using a canner doing PF tek, and now runs MarrowStone Mushrooms where they grow nearly 800lbs of gourmet mushrooms a year. He’s grown mushrooms using a variety of DIY techniques and even at our current scale, he believes, and teachs under the premise that mushrooms can be grown for cheap or for free with enough ingenuity and dedication to the craft. Fungi are amazing organisms and we still have so much to know. The more people we have experimenting in the mycological sphere, the quicker our community can learn from each others breakthroughs and observations.


We strive to create accessible learning and connection opportunities for our whole community.

Price: $22

Community Supported Price: $15

Community Supporter Price: $30 (Helps provide reduced-price tickets but and contributes to the overall success of our workshop program)

All workshop participants are required to register.

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Oxbow is open rain or shine, except in cases of extreme weather (lightning, high winds, wildfire smoke, or flooding conditions that make it unsafe for visitors).

We are currently in fire season and may have increased levels of smoke. If the smoke reaches a point of being unsafe for staff and visitors we will close our site. All closures will be posted on our website and social media, please check daily for updates during severe weather.

*Note to registrants: If we cancel an event you will be notified via email when the decision to close is made.


June 16
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$15 – $30
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Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE
Carnation, WA 98014 United States
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