"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".
Mushrooms have more to teach us than you know.
Welcome to Mushroom Guru. This website is designed to give you accurate information about mushrooms. We support mushroom cultivators and the mushroom curious by proving information on which mushrooms you can cultivate, wild mushrooms you can eat and wild mushrooms you should avoid.
If you would like to learn how to grow these wonderful and mystifying specimens yourself, we may have a solution for you.
Mushroom Guru delivers mushroom education through DIY projects, informal attendance workshops, courses and social media platforms.
Mushroom Guru produces dowel spawn, grain spawn and mushroom cultures for the general public and to a growing mushroom cultivating community called fungkifriends™. We ship spawn and supplies nationally and you can view our online SHOP to browse our products.
Mushroom Guru has become the "go-to" website for mushroom information and pure extract Reishi products in South Africa.
We boast a culture library of 64 mushroom species, of which, you get to choose 10 when doing our Advanced Fungi Culturing Course.
During this course, we will teach you how to use a glove box with a 100% success rate, and if you choose to work in front of a Lamina Flow, we've got you covered.
Ganoderma lucidum -Reishi
Mushroom Guru has perfected a proprietary growing method and developed South Africa's first pure Reishi double extract capsule product. The extracted materials are blended back into the exact same ratio as they were extracted.
Ganoderma lucidum is also known as Lingzhi in China and Reishi in Japan, has been used for its medicinal properties for more than 2,000 years. This extraordinary fungus is highly effective as an adaptogen and therefore regulates, balance and harmonises the body and all its complex systems...
The Advanced Fungi Culturing Course is not a group attended course. You will be only one of two delegates on the day and 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, assistance and guidance from Craig... Read more
To eat or not to eat
If you are mushroom curious and would like to learn more about which mushrooms you can eat and which mushrooms you should avoid, visit the mushroom information pages by clicking on the blue buttons below.
I love every minute of a DIY project, from building an evaporative cooler to growing an exotic mushroom. If I can use my skills and reap the gratifying reward of seeing something completed... then I'm am there... bells, whistles and flags! | Craig Fourie (Owner ) |
In the introduction workshop, you will learn How to Grow Exotic and Medicinal Mushrooms and learn how to inoculate your own Oyster mushroom "take home bag". 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 your grow bag... Read more
The Mushroom Industry is 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 over 508 workshop attendees and 125 Advanced Fungi Course graduates to date, all of which are now referred to as fungkifriends™...
Would you like to order dowels, spawn or supplies?
Workshops, Courses and Training
Once you have completed a workshop or course and are considering growing your own mushrooms, becoming a fungkifriend™!
We will use this website to set you up with a profile to attract customer leads! Currently, we have an average of 1200 visits to our site daily, of which 38% return and a bounce rate of 26%. These are fantastic figures!
We offer the following eBooks, attendance workshops and courses:
Level 1- Easy
"There are old mushroom hunters
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