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"The Mushroom is the Teacher"
The word guru, as a noun, means "teacher" or "imparter of knowledge" in Sanskrit.
As an adjective, guru means "heavy with knowledge".
Welcome to Mushroom Guru. This website is designed to give you accurate information about mushrooms that you can eat and mushrooms that you should avoid.
If you would like to learn how to grow these mystifying specimens yourself...we may have a solution for you.
Mushroom Guru delivers mushroom education via informal
workshops and courses, and Social media platforms.
Mushroom Guru also produces spawn and mushroom cultures for the general public and to a growing mushroom cultivating community called: "fungkifriends™".
From mushroom identifications via email, to workshops hosted at the factory in Strand, Mushroom Guru is fast becoming the "Go-to" website for mushroom information in South Africa.
We boast a culture library of 56 mushroom species, of which you get to choose 10 at our
Advanced Course Training.
In the workshop you may choose which mushroom species you would like to use to inoculate your "take home bag" - Oyster, Shiitake or Reishi. Once you have made up your own bag and learnt how to add the mushroom spawn, you then take it home and look after it. In a short while, you will have mushrooms growing from you grow bag. Read more
This fungi culturing course is NOT a group mushroom course. You will be the only delegate on the day and you will therefore receive the required attention that you need, to learn in your own way. Your learning and instruction will come from; documents designed for this fungi course; practical
demonstrations and assistance and guidance from Craig.
The four sections of the mushroom course overlap each other in content, which all compliment one another. Read more
Mushroom Industry Growing in South Africa!
Since the launch of Mushroom Guru, in 2013, the mushroom industry in South Africa has grown and given rise to new beginnings for many inspired mushroom cultivators.
Mushroom Guru has trained 350 workshop attendees and 95 Advanced Course attendees to date, of which, all are now fungkifriends.
I love every minute when I am busy with a DIY project!
If you would like to book your seat for our next workshop or just view what we have to offer, please visit our Mushroom Workshops page.
We offer mushroom workshops and an Advanced Course.
In our workshops, you will learn the different types of Oyster mushrooms and how to grow them at home. You will be guided through the process of making up substrates and loading grow-bags. How to handle your mushroom spawn is also an important part of this workshop.
In the Advanced Fungi Culturing Course you learn everything from making your own mushroom cultures from a wild specimen to grow bags. Not for the 'faint-hearted'.
Once you have done a workshop or course and you are considering growing your own mushrooms, consider becoming a fungkifriend™!
We will use this website to help you setup your business and begin attracting customers for you!
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