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.
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If you would like to receive e-mail notifications regarding upcoming workshops, programs and details for ordering mushroom spawn or grow kits, fill out the form below. E-mails will only be sent out a few times each year. You can also subscribe to our page on Facebook and like us on Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, including special promotions and offers.
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Programs & Workshops
There are currently no programs scheduled
for the remainder of 2019
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
Mushroom spawn & grow kit orders are currently full
Thinking about starting to grow your own mushrooms? River City Mushrooms produces small batches of fresh, high quality mushroom spawn right here in Winnipeg using locally grown certified organic rye grain, hardwood sawdust and mushroom cultures sourced from throughout North America.
Production will resume in the late winter and early spring of 2020. If you are interested in being notified when mushroom spawn and grow kits are available to order, please fill out the e-mail subscription form above. To learn more about how to use and care for mushroom spawn, as well as a comprehensive list of available species, strains and pricing, visit the Mushroom Spawn page.