Hey guys! Hope all is well! I have been thinking of the best way to spread the word about mushroom growing in the UK and trying to get more people involved and learning. I’ve decided to start teaching small groups of people how to grow mushrooms!

I originally set up a MeetUp group but this was costing me £30 a month to host! An insane amount of money for such a mediocre platform, so I’ve moved to my website with the intention of organising from here.

If you or anyone you know are interested in growing mushrooms, I will be looking to take small classes of 3 – 6 people in my ‘Lab’ and teach them about the fundamentals of mushroom growing! This will be about basic lab work, working with cultures, grain spawn development, substrate development and everything else involved. I’ll be doing this all for free.

You’re probably saying, ‘Why would you do this for free?’, the simple answer is, I like meeting like-minded people and I like growing mushrooms. If I can improve networking amongst the mycelial community whilst making friends at the same time, great! Of course, any donation to help cover the cost of materials for the sessions would be greatly appreciated but there will be no sales pitch or anything like that!

I am by no means anything close to an expert but I have been doing this for a number of years now and having successfully helped others with growing I feel it is within my capacity to help beginners expand! 

If you’re keen – Drop me a message in the contact section or to mushroomarchers@gmail.com keep an eye on the calendar below for meetup dates and their availability.



Meetup 1 – 25/01/2020 10:00 – 16:00

16 thoughts on “Learn To Grow Mushrooms For Free In Doncaster

  1. Steve says:

    Hello Gareth,
    Love the website and all the mushrooms, Delicious. Would love to chat with you and learn more about producing logs, substrates and marketing . Is there any telephone number that i can call you on for a polite conversation about mushrooms

    Many Thanks in advance,
    Kind regards,

  2. Mark says:

    Hi, in just starting out and researching on YouTube. Please keep me informed of any meetup, thanks.

  3. Rick says:

    Hi Gareth, I was looking into getting started with mushroom growing and found your blog while looking for good book on the subject. I would be interested in attending one of your classes, or even just some advice via email.

  4. Seb says:

    It’s to shame I found your blog to late I just start adventure with mushroom so course will be very good thing

  5. John says:

    Hi there would love to come to one of your courses. I have never grown gourmet mushrooms before. Really keen to learn and going to be building a micro setup as we live on a boat.

    Look forward to hearing when the next course will be.

    Many Thanks


  6. Trish says:

    Dear Gareth
    I have a raised bed on my allotment – 45” x 30” – would this be suitable for growing mushrooms or must they be indoors?
    I was looking online to acquire some spent mushroom compost for said allotment when I saw your
    Kind regards

    • Garf says:

      Hi Trish!

      If you were to look into a mushroom called ‘Wine caps’ they work great on big beds of woodchips! Mushrooms don’t need to be indoors but it gives greater control over environmental factors when they are! However, you can look into growing on logs and leaving them covered on a bed!

      Hope this helps!



  7. roger robinson says:

    I have been enjoying all the fantastic information on this site and on you YouTube channel. Im only a beginner but you have been a great help so thank you 🙂 I would be very interested if you were ever to run another Learn To Grow Mushrooms course.

    All the best

    • Garf says:

      Hi matey! Cheers for that, I appreciate the feedback! I’ll let you know when I do! In the mean time if you have any questions don’t be afraid to get in touch!



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