Cancelled: Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners

Cancelled: Class space is still available on August 14

Learn three ways to grow mushrooms at home: in beds of compost/organic materials, with logs, and on straw in bags or 5-gallon buckets. First we'll take a look at 577's mushroom beds and shiitake logs--some logs were inoculated 1.5 years ago and others just this Spring. We'll finish with everyone "stuffing" their own 4 foot by 1.5 foot oyster mushroom straw bag to take home and incubate.

*Please note: Participants will need to bring a storage bin to transport their oyster bag home because the bag may leak a bit in transit. At home, students will put their straw bag in a 65-70 degree dark place for 2-3 weeks. This dark space can also be created by using a clean black trash or other tote with a lid. If incubation was successful, oyster bags should start fruiting around 1 month after the date of the class.

Class Date: Thursday, August 15
Class Time: 6pm to 8pm
Class Fee: $40
Location: 577 Dome*
*Copy & Paste this URL for a Map with directions and parking information >>> https://bit.ly/577ClassLocationandParking

Instructor: Samantha Day
Samantha is the Organic Garden Horticulturalist at 577. Her background includes a master’s degree in Soil Science, which spurred her initial interests in topics like geomorphology. She has worked for organic farms in the US learning the ins and outs of vegetable production. She also worked in permaculture & semi-wild food systems in Nepal learning traditional, unmechanized methods from subsistence village farmers. Her passion is understanding the relationship between, and benefits of, both historical and innovative techniques for growing and harvesting food. She believes in deep observation of nature to inform a balanced garden, and a balanced being.

Oyster Bag Class - Samantha Day
Image by Samantha Day

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577 Cancellation & Refund Policy

Each month, 577 offers a wide variety of class topics with small class sizes. Because space is limited, we rely on you to register for classes thoughtfully.

Life brings many surprises to us all and sometimes people must cancel their class reservations. Please help us continue to offer these wonderful classes as affordably as possible by adhering to the following registration, cancellation, and refund policies listed below in the notes section.

Please see our website for the full policies.

Note:

*Important class note: Participants will need to bring a storage bin to transport their oyster bag home because the bag may leak a bit in transit. At home, students will put their straw bag in a 65-70 degree dark place for 2-3 weeks. This dark space can also be created by using a clean black trash or other tote with a lid. If incubation was successful, oyster bags should start fruiting around 1 month after the date of the class.

CLASS LOCATION: 577 Dome
PARKING: Courtyard Parking Lot
DIRECTIONS: Find the map online on our website or copy and paste this link ~ https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kE6pu2LKGlw2OFtzsanjqt14bIqLLKTK/view

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations should be reserved for emergencies and illnesses, but we recognize that life happens and conflicts may require you to cancel your registration. If you must cancel, please call us immediately at (419) 874-4174, or email hello@577foundation.org.

PLEASE NOTE:
• Calling other extensions or emailing other staff members may delay your request. Please use the main voicemail box and the email address above. Cancellations must be processed through those channels; our online system does not allow you to cancel online on your own. Refunds are available based on the proximity of your cancellation request and the class date. Please see the Refund Policy below.
• A business day is considered Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Please leave a message if you receive the voicemail box.
• Once you are accepted into a class, a 5% cancellation fee applies to any refunds processed via credit card, cash, or check, regardless of the reason for canceling.

Minimum Enrollment & Inclement Weather: Classes are cancelled by 577 when enrollment minimums are not reached or for inclement weather. If 577 or a Community Instructor cancels a class, you will have the option to a) transfer to another class, as long as space is available, b) receive a 100% refund via the original payment method, or c) receive a 100% household credit to your account for a future class.

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REFUND POLICY:

Important Considerations: As a small non-profit organization, we strive to keep class sizes small and affordable. Please only register for classes you will be able to attend, and reserve cancellations for emergencies and illnesses. Even with the waitlist that we offer for most classes, when you cancel out of a class, the other excited potential participants may have made other plans because the class is full.

This refund policy was established to honor 577's Instructors, to respect the time and energy they invest in preparing for each class, and to encourage class participants to weigh their class registrations carefully and in balance with other potential participants.

If you choose to withdraw from a class, the refund policies are as follows:

Refund via the Original Method of Payment ~ Credit Card, Cash, or Check*:
>>> 100% refund with seven (7) or more business days’ notice prior to the start of class, less a 5% administrative fee.
>>> 50% refund with three (3) to six (6) business days' notice prior to the start of class, less a 5% administrative fee. (If we can fill your spot with another participant, you will receive a 100% refund, less a 5% administrative fee.)
>>> No refunds will be given for cancellations two (2) business days prior to the start of class. (If we can fill your spot with another participant, you will receive a 100% refund, less a 5% administrative fee.)

Refund via Household Credit to use on another class at a future date*:
>>> 100% refund as a Household Credit with seven (7) or more business days’ notice prior to the start of class.
>>> 50% refund as a Household Credit with three (3) to six (6) business days' notice prior to the start of class. (If we can fill your spot with another participant, you will receive a 100% refund.)
>>> No refunds will be given for cancellations two (2) business days prior to the start of class. (If we can fill your spot with another participant, you will receive a 100% refund via Household Credit.)

*Exceptions may be made to this policy in extreme circumstances. Please contact us to discuss options for cancellation in the event of illness or emergency.

**Once a refund is processed as a Household Credit, you may not request a refund via a credit card, cash, or check at a later date.

Donations: In lieu of a refund, you may request your registration fee be donated back to 577 to support future educational programming and a scholarship fund designed to make classes available to all.

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ILLNESS: Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or other contagious illnesses may not visit 577’s indoor facilities or an in-person class. Anyone who has COVID-19 or is knowingly exposed to COVID19 should follow CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation before entering any indoor space at 577.

Program Type Gardening/Nature/Conservation
Program Subcategory -
Program Code -
Online Registration No
Enrollment Begin Date 6/26/2024 9:00 AM
Enrollment End Date 7/22/2024 5:00 PM
Instructor(s)
Samantha Day
Gender Any Gender
Enrollment Minimum 4
Maximum 8
Grade Minimum
Maximum
Age Minimum 16 years
Maximum -
Adult
Residency Restriction -None-
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $40.00
Thursday - 08/15/2024
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 8:00 PM
Location Gardens and Dome