SOUTHERN AND EAST AFRICA
VIRTUAL REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE WEB-BASED COURSES

Gauteng, North West, Free State, Western, Eastern and Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces and other Southern and East African Countries

Commercial Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation

The following three options are available:

  1. Substrate Design and Mushroom Cultivation
  2. Marketing and Business Planning
  3. Substrate Design and Mushroom Cultivation + Marketing and Business Planning
    including the Mushroom Substrate Design Calculator to the value of R 1932 / € 140 EURO

Focus will be on the commercial technology to cultivate a range of gourmet / exotic / specialty / medicinal mushroom species with emphasis on substrate design, specialised cultivation and climate control requirements as well as business plan information. Also included is the sought-after Mushroom Substrate Design Calculator to the value of R 1932 / € 140 EURO. Although a commercial setup might be costly, the outcome will be extremely profitable.

Priority will be given to shiitake, enoki, nameko, pioppino, lion’s mane and shimeji cultivation, which is a bit more challenging and complicated as you probably would need facilities to cool down. Shiitake is sought after in both fresh and dried form, whereas the others are mainly cultivated for the fresh market.

The entire range of oyster mushroom species will also be discussed, some of which are cultivated at room temperature. Unless cultivating the king oyster or other winter oyster strains, there is no need to have expensive structures or complicated climate control systems. 

Virtual real-time interactive web-based course participants should be available from 09h00 to 13h00 on the relevant course day(s), allowing sufficient time for an introduction, a 30 minute halftime break and a wrap-up session. The Academy is based in the SAST/CAT (Cape Town) = GMT/UTC+2 time zone.

TEACHING PLATFORM

  • Zoom video / audio
  • Supporting information via e-mail, attached PDF, XLSX and JPG documents

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Access to laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone with applicable camera, microphone and speakers
  • Browser or downloaded free version of the Zoom app
  • Reliable internet connection and
  • Set of ear / headphones to minimise disturbance in co-sharing environments and to avoid voice echoing in the meeting

DURATION SPECIFICS

  • 09h00: Introduction
  • 09h15 - 10h45: Session one (90 minutes)
  • 10h45 - 11h15: Halftime break
  • 11h15 - 12h45: Session two (90 minutes)
  • 12h45 - 13h00: Summary

Currency: South African Rand ZAR for EFT payments, no hidden costs applicable. This is the preferred cost effective payment option for South Africans. To access the bank detail, please scroll down past the card option payment sections.

EURO for PayPal, debit or credit card payments. Additional standard card and / or exchange rate costs might be applicable. Make a convenient electronic payment with either your credit or debit card using the safe and secure PayPal payment gateway. Please note that a PayPal account is NOT a prerequisite to the above-mentioned card payments. 

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Please Select a Course

No matter what virtual real-time interactive web-based course you select, the 12-hour combined option - Substrate Design and Mushroom Cultivation + Marketing and Business Planning - would be the recommended and best value for money.

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Substrate Design and Mushroom Cultivation:
R 5999 | € 435

6 hours, a comprehensive design and cultivation course.

Thursday & Friday 10 - 11 Dec 2020
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Nov

Thursday & Friday 14 - 15 Jan 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Dec

Thursday & Friday 11 - 12 Feb 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Jan

Thursday & Friday 11 - 12 Mar 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Feb

Thursday & Friday 15 - 16 Apr 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Mar

Thursday & Friday 15 - 16 Jul 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Jun

Thursday & Friday 9 - 10 Sep 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Aug

Thursday & Friday 14 - 15 Oct 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Sep

Thursday & Friday 11 - 12 Nov 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Oct

Thursday & Friday 9 - 10 Dec 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Nov

Marketing and Business Planning:
R 8999 | € 652

6 hours, a comprehensive marketing and business planning course.

Monday & Tuesday 14 - 15 Dec 2020
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Nov

Monday & Tuesday 18 - 19 Jan 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Dec

Monday & Tuesday 15 - 16 Feb 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Jan

Monday & Tuesday 15 - 16 Mar 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Feb

Monday & Tuesday 19 - 20 Apr 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Mar

Monday & Tuesday 19 - 20 Jul 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Jun

Monday & Tuesday 13 - 14 Sep 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Aug

Monday & Tuesday 18 - 19 Oct 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Sep

Monday & Tuesday 15 - 16 Nov 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Oct

Monday & Tuesday 13 - 14 Dec 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Nov

BEST VALUE
Substrate Design and Mushroom Cultivation + Marketing and Business Planning
R 8999 | € 652

6-hour comprehensive design and cultivation + 6-hour comprehensive marketing and business planning course including the Mushroom Substrate Design Calculator to the value of R 1932 / € 140.

Thursday & Friday 10 - 11 Dec 2020
Monday & Tuesday 14 - 15 Dec 2020
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Nov

Thursday & Friday 14 - 15 Jan 2021
Monday & Tuesday 18 - 19 Jan 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Dec

Thursday & Friday 11 - 12 Feb 2021
Monday & Tuesday 15 - 16 Feb 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Jan

Thursday & Friday 11 - 12 Mar 2021
Monday & Tuesday 15 - 16 Mar 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Feb

Thursday & Friday 15 - 16 Apr 2021
Monday & Tuesday 19 - 20 Apr 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Mar

Thursday & Friday 15 - 16 Jul 2021
Monday & Tuesday 19 - 20 Jul 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Jun

Thursday & Friday 9 - 10 Sep 2021
Monday & Tuesday 13 - 14 Sep 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Aug

Thursday & Friday 14 - 15 Oct 2021
Monday & Tuesday 18 - 19 Oct 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Sep

Thursday & Friday 11 - 12 Nov 2021
Monday & Tuesday 15 - 16 Nov 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Oct

Thursday & Friday 9 - 10 Dec 2021
Monday & Tuesday 13 - 14 Dec 2021
Registration & payment deadline: 1 Nov

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