Edible Fungi in Permaculture!

Published 16th June 2023. Written by Maddison O’Brien

Calling all nature enthusiasts, gardeners, and curious minds! Get ready for a truly enchanting experience as we delve into the captivating world of mushrooms and sustainable agriculture at the “Edible Fungi in Permaculture” workshop. Led by the knowledgeable Christine Corner, creator of the local business Crave Natural and a thriving permaculture farm. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating symbiotic relationship between mushrooms and our environment.

Imagine having the power to grow your own delicious and nutritious mushrooms right in your backyard. At the workshop, you’ll gain practical knowledge and insights that you can apply in your own garden or landscape, regardless of your level of experience. Christine will be your guide as she shares her expertise and takes you on a stroll through her diverse farm and market garden.

Be prepared to be amazed as Christine showcases innovative techniques and regenerative practices that have transformed the health and sustainability of the land. One of the day’s highlights will be a hands-on demonstration of inoculating wood for growing edible mushrooms. You’ll witness the magic of mushroom cultivation firsthand and learn about the many benefits of integrating mushrooms into your permaculture design.

But this workshop is more than just a learning experience—it’s a chance to connect with like-minded locals, soak in the beauty of nature, and enjoy a casual and friendly atmosphere. Morning tea will be provided, allowing you to relax, mingle, and share your passion for sustainable living.

With this exciting workshop, we are delighted to spotlight the Microscope Group, one of Watershed Landcare’s Special Interest Groups. The Mudgee Microscope Group (MMG) is a gathering of individuals driven by their curiosity and interest in soil health and exploring the wonders of the biological and botanical world. Don’t be intimidated by the name—the Microscope Group welcomes everyone, regardless of their scientific background. They aim to learn practical skills, share knowledge, and ‘take a closer look’ at the health and diversity of our soil and landscape.

The Edible Fungi in Permaculture workshop is part of a series of monthly events organised by the Microscope Group, covering various fascinating topics such as seed collection, native plant identification, reptiles and frogs, soil carbon sequestration, and much more. These gatherings often feature guest speakers and hands-on workshops at exciting locations, creating a vibrant and engaging community of learners.

So, mark your calendars for Friday, the 30th June 2023 and secure your spot today for this captivating workshop on edible fungi in permaculture. Go to watershedlandcare.com.au/events and embark on a journey of discovery, inspiration, and a deeper connection to the natural world. We look forward to welcoming you to the Microscope Group!

UPDATE 4th July 2023

What a fabulous time the Microscope Group had on Friday 30th, learning all about Edible Fungi in Permaculture. The wonderful Christine Corner @Crave Natural shared her abundant knowledge with us! Everyone had a hands-on go at inoculating eucalypt logs with Shitake mushroom spores, and what a treat it was to get a tour of Broombee, the regenerative permaculture farm! Thanks so much to Christine for having us and teaching us some amazing things; it was so inspiring to hear Christine’s vision for her farm, and there was a lot to get us thinking, chatting and planning!
Thanks to the amazing group of locals who came along to participate! Can’t wait for the next Microscope Group event!

The Microscope Group explore Edible Fungi in Permaculture with Christine Corner from Crave Natural