Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
NC wild Oyster Mushrooms
Come and learn how to grow your own gourmet mushrooms for your personal use, or for small - scale commercial production.
Shiitake Mushrooms at STARworks Garden
Dates & Times:
Growing Shiitake Mushrooms: February 27. 10AM – 1PM
Growing Oyster Mushrooms: March 13. 10AM- 1PM
Price of the workshop: $15.- per person or $ 20.- on the day of the workshop (if space is available). The price covers the use of tools, wax and spawn. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own logs, maximum 3 logs per person.
Log requirements – logs have to be cut no longer than 3 weeks prior to the inoculation, the fresher the better. Please do not bring logs that have fallen due to disease and have been found on forest floor! Size of logs should be 3” - 4” in diameter and about 2 feet long. Anything bigger than that will be difficult to maneuver. If possible, bring your own electric or fully-charged cordless drill.
Types of wood:
For Shiitake – white oak is the best, but oher types of oak and sweetgum will work.
For Oyster – cottonwood, oak, alder, maple, aspen, ash, beech, birch, elm, willow, poplar
Lunch will be provided for additional $5.- (soup and sandwich) or bring your own lunch.
Workshop size is limited to 35 people.
To register, please contact Anne Pärtna: #336 653 9551 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Space will be filled on first-come-first-serve basis. Payment is expected at the time of registration.
Friday, January 8, 2010
I have watched the "Food INC" twice in the past week.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Moore County Cooperative Extension presents a CSA workshop for Growers
Featuring results from the Sustainable Sandhills Local Food Consumer Survey.
CSA's: Community Supported Agriculture
Where: Moore County Agriculture Center, PO Box 1149 707 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage, NC 28327
When: Tuesday, January 5, 12 Noon-3 p.m.
What: Market your fruits and vegetables by pre-sold subscription. Learn from growers who have done it. Schedule planting for continuous harvest, and receive software to help you plan. Hear from a cooperative of growers selling shares for the coming season. Sustainable Sandhills has conducted a consumer survey of residents across the region and the results will be presented at the workshop. These results will include valuable information for the grower including buying preferences, what consumers are willing to pay and a contact list of interested buyers.
Cost: $10 (Please make checks payable to Coop. Ext. Advisory Council)
Speakers: John Parsons, Sustainable Sandhills; Judy Lessler, Harland Creek Farm; Paige Burns, Richmond County Extension; Jan Leitschuh, Sandhills Farm to Table; and Taylor Williams, Moore County Extension.
Pre-registration is required by December 31. A light meal, will be served. $10 fee to cover meal and materials (Notebook & CD).
RSVP: Please call the Moore County Cooperative Extension office to register, get directions, or for more information at 910.947-3188