Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms

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: anne@starworksnc.org

Space will be filled on first-come-first-serve basis. Payment is expected at the time of registration.

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