Services

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Learn to grow mushrooms

We run regular mushroom cultivation workshops. These include 3 hour beginners workshops that focus on methods that don’t require expensive equipment or a science background. We also run more in-depth or specialist workshops, as well as workshops at community gardens.

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Mushroom forays and foraging

During mushroom season we run forays focussed on fungal ecology. We also have foraging workshops to learn to identify edible mushrooms.

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Education for citizen mycologists

We work closely with the BioQuisitive laboratory to provide scientific training and access to equipment for citizen mycologists. We run workshops on mycoremediation, microscopy, ecology, fungal genetics and more.

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Research, consulting and specialist training

We conduct ecological research including environmental surveys, taxonomy, genetics, conservation and remediation. We also have expertise in other areas including myco-technologies such as building materials and packaging. We can provide consulting, research or specialist training for your organisation.

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Education for citizen mycologists

Mycology is one of the fields that is most driven by citizen scientists. Not only do they contribute to taxonomic and ecological research, but they play a vital role in collecting data for conservation of threatened fungi.

We aim to make scientific skills, training and equipment more accessible to the general public so that they can contribute more effectively to mycology.

We provide training in skills that are fundamental to mycology including identification of fungi, microscopy, genetics and ecology. We also hold workshops in more specialised fields such as mycoremediation.

Forays, foraging and mushroom cultivation

The best way for people to learn about the environment is to take a hands-on approach. We run forays to teach people how to identify fungi as well as learn more about fungal ecology in the field. We also teach people to forage for edible mushrooms in a way that is safe and environmentally responsible.

Our mushroom cultivation courses teach skills that can be applied to growing mushrooms or using fungi for bioremediation. We focus on environmental sustainability and teach techniques that don't require expensive laboratory equipment or a scientific background.

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Research, consulting and specialist training

We conduct research in ecology, conservation, taxonomy, genetics and remediation through the Wild Fungi project.
Specialist services we can provide to your organisation include:
- Ecological surveys
- Environmental consulting
- Training in biosecurity and management of invasive fungi
- Consulting in myco-technologies including myco-materials
- Consulting in small to medium scale mushroom cultivation
- Other services and training: please get in touch

Did you know?

Yeasts are single celled fungi. Humans have been partnering with yeasts for thousands of years to create fermented foods and beverages such as bread, cheese, pickles, kombucha and beer.

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Did you know?

Lichens are not a single organism, but a symbiotic community comprised of a filamentous fungus, single celled fungi (yeasts) and photosynthetic bacteria or bacteria.

Get involved!

We always welcome involvement from individuals or community organisations. To find out more about how to volunteer please contact us. We are also available to do educational events for schools and community groups.