You will leave having made your own mushroom growing log and a ‘suitcase’ overflowing with practical and priceless knowledge.


  • Suitable substrates and sustainability
  • Substrate preparation – pasteurization/sterilization/lime soak.
  • Mushroom seed/spawn handling
  • Making a mushroom growing bag (take home with you)
  • The need for cleanliness
  • Practical growing conditions
  • Mushroom growth stages, harvesting, storage and packaging
  • Sales and marketing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Includes a Rookie ‘roomer kit.
  • Suitable for individuals or groups of up to 4 people (max).
  • You get to see how we grow mushrooms and we share tips and tricks we have developed over our 10 years of growing mushrooms.
  • It is a hands-on workshop, so we work with you as you experience firsthand how to grow oyster mushrooms. This is not a classroom mushroom course. It is the practical side of growing mushrooms with the theory.
  • Workshops are held on either a Tuesday or Thursday morning from 9 am -12 pm.
  • Workshop is held on our plot in the Merrivale Smallholdings (Howick) – directions are on Google Maps.
  • Booking is essential:2-3 weeks in advance.

Workshop Prices

  • R3599 for individuals. Group prices can be arranged.
  • 50% deposit is required.
  • If you would like to stay on a bit longer, we consult at R850/hr.