River City Mushrooms is a small business and passion project based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that strives to provide locally produced, seasonal harvests of high quality specialty mushrooms along with the materials and knowledge necessary for individuals to cultivate their own delicious, gourmet mushrooms right at home.
By learning the skills and techniques used to cultivate fungi, these versatile and highly adaptable decomposers can be used as a conduit with which to help create ecologically resilient and sustainable communities. Mushrooms have the capacity to provide us with nutrition and medicine while also breaking down and liberating the components of organic materials to create healthy soils.
Thank you for your interest and support of grassroots mycology
Programs & Workshops
Stay tuned over the winter months for when the spring and summer schedule for 2020 is finalized and posted below. Many new programs are currently in development including hardwood log inoculation workshops with perennial shiitake and oyster mushroom varieties.
River City Mushrooms delivers interactive workshops demonstrating the skills and techniques necessary for small scale mushroom cultivation in collaboration with organizations across the city of Winnipeg and beyond. A list of upcoming public programs is updated regularly and can be viewed below.
Join countless others who have gained first hand experience through informative, hands-on outdoor cultivation workshops or engaging indoor courses at community classrooms, public gardens and festivals promoting sustainability and agriculture. These programs are designed to cover all of the skills and techniques necessary to begin understanding and nurturing fungi.
Discussion topics include the life cycle and ecological functions of fungi through to species identification, growing substrate formulations, pasteurization and sterilizing techniques, producing and working with grain and sawdust spawn, harvesting methods, propagation techniques and much more.
Mushroom Spawn & Grow Kits
Thinking about starting to grow your own mushrooms? River City Mushrooms produces small batches of fresh, high quality mushroom spawn and ‘ready to fruit’ grow kits right here in Winnipeg using locally grown certified organic rye grain, sustainably sourced hardwood sawdust and mushroom cultures from across North America.
Mushroom Spawn & Grow Kit Orders
for Spring 2020 are currently full
Thank you so much to everyone who placed their orders already this year! Please check back soon for when orders will once again be accepted for summer and early fall of 2020. There will also be limited number of grow kits and spawn available at the many outdoor workshops and public programs that are have scheduled from March through to May and beyond in Manitoba. See the sections above for when the date, time, venue and other details for these programs are announced.