Ryan’s talk will be:

The Art of Ganoderma Cultivation

The fungal kingdom is blessed with some of the most visually stunning organisms on planet Earth! Among the most beautiful of fungi are the members of the genus Ganoderma. Unarguably one of the most visually appealing mushrooms that we can cultivate as medicine. The vast diversity in the genus, as well as Ganoderma’s sensitivity to various environmental parameters make it an excellent candidate as a medium for living art. In this workshop I will discuss various techniques for growing Ganoderma as art and medicine. I will share various tips on how to avoid spawn consolidation, manipulate forms, grafting, prolonging the growth of your Reishi bonsai for as long as possible, and discuss growth attributes of the various Ganoderma strains available from the Terrestrial Fungi strain library.