How To Grow Mushrooms 101

April 6, 2024 | 12:00 pm | Room 1 | Science / Genetics

Join us on a magical journey into the fascinating world of mushrooms. In this presentation, you will learn beginner and commercial techniques for mushroom cultivation. We will cover the basics of selecting the right culture, grain, and substrates as well as understanding the crucial environmental conditions for successful growth. With clear instructions and a live¬†demonstration, you’ll leave feeling confident and excited to begin your own magical mushroom cultivation journey.

Jacob DeVecchio; Founder, Oklahoma Fungi

Jacob DeVecchio is the founder of Oklahoma Fungi, the Oklahoma City Mycology Club, and the Oklahoma Mushroom Festival. Oklahoma Fungi is dedicated to providing high-quality mushroom cultivation supplies and educational materials to the local community and beyond. Jacob adopts a family-friendly approach to education and has organized over 70 mushroom education classes, teaching more than 1,600 students since November 2021. His passion for mushroom foraging skyrocketed when he discovered a wild Psilocybe cubensis mushroom in southeastern Oklahoma. Jacob later released the same landrace genetics to the community as “Oklahoma Wild” to help spread the spores.