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Sunday | April 06, 2014 | 11:00 am — 2:00 pm

Oakland Roots School of Urban Sustainability | 923 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94607

Mushrooms as Edibles and BioFilters, make and take home personal kits to share delicious edibles with your family, friends, and neighbors. Learn which materials and conditions Oysters, Shiitakes, and Lion’s Mane thrive on. Explore some of their many culinary uses and medicinal properties, plus learn how important fungus is to our ecology and techniques to minimize human impact.

SkillBuild: Make personal mushroom kits. Learn how to inoculate logs (plugging with culinary varieties), to create edible landscaping at Oakland Roots. And build large Community Edible Bags (w/ descriptions) to hang on the fence, for passers-by to harvest their own.

Schedule of the day: (mycology)
Sign in- liability & payment
General overview of day and Myco 101
Community Bags and Signs on Fence (Oysters & Poss. Garden Giant)
Plugging Logs (Shiitake, Lions Mane) (Discussing Medicinal properties here)
Mushroom Cookoff & Potluck
Build Personal Mushroom Kits (Oyster)
Cap things off (punny)

Allison Shiozaki:
Has been exploring and studying the world of mycology and herbalism for the benefits of health and well being to create balance in human ecological interactions. To lessen human impact using a whole systems or Gaian approach, she brings this understudied field to light. She is an active farmer/food forester, food justice and land reclamation advocate.

Fees to Cover Workshop Costs:
-One workshop- $15
-Both Days- $25
-Bring a Dish That Serves at least 10 ppl or bring/donate tools or materials- $10/single day $20/both days (or better)
-*Neighbors within a 5 Block radius get their first class FREE
-4 work trade positions per workshop are available, for those with lack of funds. please eamil us In Advance, if you are interested in one of these positions. serious inquires only.

Items we are looking for, for donation or lend:
Cooking Materials- Bunsen burners, pans & implements
2–5gal clean paint buckets with lids
First Aid Kits
wheel barrow

Bring Your Lovely Self + Friends, and if you can, Some Food to Share. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. It might rain, we will be there rain or shine. And remember to bring your own food and drink utensils.

We will be at a lot at 10th & MLK. Registration will be done at beginning, so please be on time!

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