Sustainable Mushroom Cultivation 101

This two-day course is an introduction to hands-on approach of growing gourmet mushrooms in an eco-friendly way. It is aimed at developing the participant towards a proficient mushroom farmer, ensuring quality and ease of work. The training program covers the preparation stage to the harvesting stage of mushroom production.

Participants will learn about each essential steps required for indoor mushroom cultivation which include inoculum and growing media selection/ preparation, grain spawn generation, inoculation of growing media and monitoring and managing all growth phases of mycelia to bring it to matured fruit bodies. Optimum environmental conditions and growth parameters will be discussed along with methods to mitigate contamination. Post harvesting management of spent compost will be briefly introduced. The operation and maintenance of low-tech and high-tech cultivation methods will also be covered. Participants will get a chance to explore Republic Polytechnic's facilities for Aseptic Cell Culture and Controlled Environment Agriculture. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • collect mushroom spores and conduct tissue culture using fresh mushrooms
  • generate grain spawn
  • inoculate growing media for fruit body formation

Who Should Attend? 

Hobbyists and adult learners interested to pursue careers in agriculture.


Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

For courses with formal assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

Course Date 

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Course Duration

2 days (9am - 5pm)

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic, Woodlands

Fees for 2022

Full course fee (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR
$674.10 $202.23 $67.41 $76.23

Fees for 2023

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$680.40 $202.23 $67.41 $204.12 $76.23 $78.12
- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing. 
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Last updated on 03 Nov 2022

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