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Mushroom and Fungi Identification and Cultivation

  • Mushroom cultivation

    Sat 29th - Sun 30th Sept 2018.
    Course starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on the last day.
    Course fee (not including food and accommodation) £120.
    Accommodation options are available.

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Course details

Welcome to a magical weekend with Dr. John Kearney as you learn how to identify mushrooms and fungi in a whole host of different habitats. You’ll be foraging in the undergrowth as you uncover some of the main edible species and learn to avoid those that are not. You’ll appreciate the habits, ecology and even the behaviour of this mysterious genus.

Next you’ll examine cultivation techniques and the role of mycelium in permaculture food systems as well as the extraordinary use of mycelium for dealing with hazardous waste and polluted soil with particular reference to the research work undertaken here at CAT.

Dress warm and dry as you’ll be guided to these gems through our CAT woodland Coed Gwern.

Minibreak:- This course does not include food or board but you are very welcome to stay with us. Book in B&B, Half Board or Full Board at our usual prices and make a minibreak of it.

Full board accommodation (including drinks, lunch, evening meal, breakfast and lunch on Sunday) costs £62.

To see more information on accommodation click Here

Things you need to know

Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and good walking boots.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.


Our course fees include tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) 2 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.


Course Fees.

Start Date

Bed & Breakfast the night before the course starts

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Email courses@cat.org.uk
or phone 01654 704 966

There are places available on this course.

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