Mycology: Cultivation and Remediation
Location: 220 E. Colorado, Telluride.
Room: UCSM Room 208
Aug 16-19, 2012
Meets 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
on Sun Th Fri Sat
Level: All - Beginner to Advanced
Status: This course is completed
***The total cost of this class is $280 including a pass to the Telluride Mushroom Festival. Please contact UCSM for the form to register for this class. CMU credit classes have a different process.***
This is a basic course in mycology focusing on cultivation and the use of Fungi as remediators of environmental degradation. Students will attend the Telluride Mushroom Festival and follow the Cultivation and Remediation Tracks of the event to gain knowledge and insight from nationally recognized presenters in the field of Mycology and Cultivation. This is a 5 day commitment with hands on experience and lots of participation.
Upon completion of this course, students will:
1. Understand and explain the role and importance of Fungi in natural ecosystems
2. Understand and apply the basic concepts and steps of cultivating edible gourmet and medicinal mushrooms to home use and in garden landscapes to benefit soil production and the breakdown of nutrients.
3. Understand the role of fungi in mycoremediation, mycofiltration, mycoforestry, and mycorestoration practices
4. Understand how different cultures have utilized mushrooms as a food and medicine source
5. Understand and share 6 ways mushrooms can help save the world
6. Understand and explain the life cycle of Fungi
- This is in partnership with the Telluride Mushroom Festival. http://www.shroomfest.com/