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An Introduction to Mycopermaculture: Growing Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms

  • Paradise Permaculture Demonstration Site (map)

Mountain Mycoworks is happy to announce a collaboration with Paradise Permaculture in presenting our first workshop!


In this one-day workshop, we will explore how we can partner with the fungal kingdom to enhance the health and productivity of permaculture systems while yielding food and medicine to enhance human well-being.  Students will be introduced to low tech/ low cost ways of integrating mushrooms  into their farm, garden, or yard.  Topics to be covered include: substrate preparation, fungal biology,  inoculation and generating mushroom spawn, fungi on the farm and in the garden, mycoremediation, and mushrooms as medicine.  Students will create and keep a container of their own edible mushroom spawn.


Early Registration $50 before May 1st; $75 thereafter.  To register and for directions to the Livingston site call 222-9999 or email  Please RSVP to Mona by May 1st so that we may gauge interest and prepare accordingly. 


Instructors:  Ben Shepard, Kevin Blue,  and Jona Khaosanga  

Ben Shepard, founder of Mountain Mycoworks, completed a degree in Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems at MSU in 2013.  His experience with mycology ranges from self study to attendance of Fungi for the Peoples' Cultivation and Design workshop.  Ben has further experience with permaculture, edible forest design, alternative greenhouse design and construction, and alternative landscaping including Holzer Agroecology techniques.

Kevin Blue is an urban farmer and permaculture designer who has studied fungi at Montana State University, the Montana Herb Gathering, the Telluride Mushroom Festival, and the Radical Mycology Convergence.

Jona Khaosanga is an artist, maker, pollinator, rabble-rouser, and dirt farmer currently residing in Bozeman, MT, by way of the dirty south.  Jona has over a decade of experience in grassroots social, cultural, environmental, and economic justice work throughout the Southeast US.  Her organizing has lead her to build with talented community members, allies, and grassroot/non-profit collectives including the Highlander Research and Education Center and Southerners On New Ground.  Since moving to Montana in Spring 2012, Jona has been furthering her mycological, edible forest, and permaculture knowledge through workshop opportunities with Fungi for the People, Radical Mycology, Dave Jacke, Sepp Holzer, Broken Ground Permaculture, and more.

Hosted By:

Paradise Permaculture: an educational organization who's mission is to demonstrate how to work with nature to co-create abundant foodscapes and sacred places.

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