At Urban Kulture, we are proud of the relationship we've formed with our participants of our workshops over the years. Once you've completed our course, you qualify for membership to one of our exclusive Facebook groups. In these groups, you'll be able to ask questions of your peers as well as interact with our founder, Aaron Boyer, to get your mushrooms growing great!
We support you along the way as you enjoy the hobby of mycology, from passing along knowledge to providing you with the best spawn to purchase. Here's what some of our past participants have said:
"I am 73, and I attended an Urban Kulture workshop in Grafton NSW on the 15th August 2018. My interest in Oyster Mushrooms were sparked during a visit to Thailand in December 2012, when we stayed on a farm where these mushrooms were their main source of income. We ate them every day in so many different ways, so when I got the opportunity to learn how to grow these beauties I was there with bells on!The workshop was great, easy to understand with the follow-up help second-to-none.I am grateful for all this knowledge as it adds another dimension to getting our small 100-acre farm more self-sustainable.Thank you so much Urban Kulture. I love growing my mushies and love eating them even more."
Philip J Bedingfield
"Aaron B. sure knows his stuff, and his passion for all things fungal is ... infectious!
If you have an Urban Kulture workshop coming up near you, DO IT! Aaron shares all the secrets of successful mycoculture, and you'll be growing heaps of mushrooms in a very short space of time.
"I attended a mushroom growing course with Aaron in Central Tilba earlier this year. Got some great tips on growing mushrooms at home & picked up some pink oyster grain spawn. Now harvesting 1-3 kg oyster mushrooms weekly & selling at my local market."
"One of the best things I’ve done in years. My new hobby is the most satisfying, even better than gardening, which I love. Growing mushrooms seems so difficult and hard to learn, and it probably is on your own. This workshop builds confidence while teaching skills I could never have learned from the internet. The price is a bargain for what you actually get. Highly recommend this to everyone."
Demi Marie Miliona
"I attended a class with Urban Kulture about a month ago in Busselton, WA. Aaron was so knowledgeable; it was somewhat overwhelming. But after soaking in the information and actually doing some hands-on stuff at the workshop, I walked away being an L plated Fungal Wizard!
We received an email after the workshop with all the steps to growing your own mushies! Not only that I was added to a Facebook page, which is filled with likeminded people who also partook in the workshops. Which has ongoing support and lots of fungal experiments!
I would highly recommend Urban Kulture if you’re interested in growing mushrooms or just interested in them. Super fun & super informative."
"I had dreamed about learning mushroom cultivation but it wasn’t till Aaron Boyer came to town last March, offering an affordable local option, that it became a reality. I can not recommend this highly enough. The course itself was comprehensive, the materials first rate but the real gem is the Facebook group. Always there for questions and answers, support and inspiration, we even share materials with each other. I have managed to keep one strain alive and fruiting for nine months now! This was my latest harvest. As a cook I love the end product, as a warrior in the war against waste I love that I can grow these in waste, wood shavings from a local furniture maker and coffee grounds from a cafe in buckets from my local kebab shop. It has changed my life."
"Did the shroom workshop in Samford. I’ve since been busting out growing my own oyster mushrooms and loving the craft. Highly recommended!"
"The Urban Kulture workshop made growing my own mushrooms at home so easy. Aaron is a passionate expert who explains and shares what he knows and loves. I’ve been doing it successfully and joyfully ever since. Great value and you’ll be glad you did it."
"I had some interest in cultivating my own mushies before but was a little overwhelmed with researching, without a doubt doing this course was THE BEST place to start!! Aaron made everything so easy to understand and having a Facebook group in the aftermath was brilliant to see how everyone, past and present, was doing! As well as finding out there were people just as obsessed with fungi as me."
"This is the best few hours I've spent, doing a short course on growing mushrooms, particularly the oyster mushrooms. Once you get the gist of it, it's easy to do and quite productive. Grow your own fresh mushrooms, on the kitchen sink even. Just fantastic to watch them grow."
"Aaron's workshop was very practical and being hands in, one learn easily and can remember well with his guidance. We got to make and take home 3 bags of spawn as well. The course is very good value for money. Would recommend anybody to do the course with Urban Kulture if I you want to learn to grow mushrooms."
"This course opened up the world of simple home mushroom growing for me. I am having so much fun and producing
delicious mushrooms for dinner. Thanks so much Aaron and Ryan, and your ongoing support and encouragement through your Facebook page is wonderful!"
"I have had a long-standing interest in fungi, but workshops and events available in north QLD were always very rare. Therefore, I was super-excited to hear of a mushroom cultivation course which was coming to the Cairns region! Urban Kulture's workshops give lots of information, run you through most techniques and methods commonly used in mushroom cultivation, give you hands on experience, and offer entry into an outstanding community/network of likeminded individuals! Would very highly recommend their workshops to anyone! Top job guys! You are a constant inspiration!"
"Urban Kulture has started me on a great adventure into growing mushrooms. Warning! Growing mushrooms soon becomes an obsession! Most enjoyable. Thanks for your guidance and mentorship."
Schnitzel Von Krumm
"If you’ve ever been curious about growing your own mushrooms, this is the place! I attended a workshop with Aaron a year ago and it completely changed the way I thought about fungi. The only downside is that I can’t possibly do everything at once but the knowledge gained and the involvement in the group will have us all fruiting our own shrooms for years to come!"
"Well explained & hands-on experience provides the confidence to continue at home. The online presence provides access to a valuable knowledge base after the workshop. Harvesting and eating fresh shrooms is something special. Highly recommend this workshop."
"You will gain great knowledge if you do their course. You will be able to eat forever by growing your own mushrooms."
"I am loving growing and eating my own mushrooms! It's an art for sure but everyone involved in the Urban Kulture courses help you out along your journey. You're never alone with your successes or failures. There's always help just a msg away! Urban Kulture is my new family!!"
I went to a course at Geelong on 7/10/2018. Was a great learning evening. Came home with confidence and enthusiasm, also some yum mushrooms to grow. Ryan inspired me to get a few projects going."
"Doing the course with Aaron was an excellent way to start with a hands-on practical workshop. There is so much to learn and Aaron kept it simple and basic, feeding the curiosity to learn more and the confidence to experiment."
"I absolutely loved the course taught by Aaron. I now have 17 different species of mushrooms and learning more each day!!"
"Fantastic mushroom growing workshop, learnt so much about fungi! Great hands-on session, I can now grow mushrooms at home and great to be able to get feedback from so many others who are also having success and experimenting at home."
"I had a wonderfully informative session in Canberra, and I went home excited and energised to explore the world of fungi foods. So far, my experiments and growing has been extremely successful! Thank you!!"
"If you want to grow your own mushrooms, this workshop is the way to go! The methods they teach you are simple and easy to follow, and if you have any questions the FB group is such a helpful bunch of fungi wizards!!!"
"I learned so much from Aaron, Ryan and members of the wizardry! Thank you all!"