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Shardonale Farm is located in Cismont, Virginia.

Contact us at Info@SharondaleFarm.com or call:

434-296-3301

Our address:

P.O. Box 375

Keswick, Virginia  22947

We welcome groups to the farm for our mushroom growing workshops.  If you’d like to visit the farm, request a private tour, or arrange for a  workshop in your community, email Mark[at]SharondaleFarm.com.

Below is a list of where we’ll be in 2016:

Sharondale Farm attends various festivals and events in Virginia and across the country.  Also, find out where Mark’s upcoming presentations and talks will be.

(Stop by and say hello!)

2016

January

vabf-logo-framedVirginia Biological Farming Conference

January 29-30th, Richmond, VA

If you are interested in biological and agroecological farming, this is the conference for you.  Stop by our table at the in the exhibitors space and say howdy.  Mark will present a talk about Growing and Marketing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms.

Sharondale Farm helps you learn how to grow your own mushrooms, provides high-quality spawn, and sells the best tools and supplies for growing mushrooms.

February

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Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

Farming for the Future Conference

February 3-6, State College, PA

Come check out our booth at the trade show at the largest sustainable ag conference on the east coast

March

sharondale product workshopGrowing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

March 19th, 2015, Sharondale Farm, Cismont, VA, 9am-noon

Learn low-tech methods for outdoor cultivation of mushrooms for personal and ecological health. Discover how to grow shiitake, oyster, garden giant, almond portobello, and reishi. Activities and demonstrations include mushroom cultivation on logs, wood chips, compost, and seasonal oyster mushroom cultivation on pasteurized straw.  Register here.

 April

MEN FairMother Earth News Fair

April 8-10, 2015.  Asheville, NC

Stop by our booth and check out our great display of mushroom spawn, tools and other products.

May

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Cultivating Kingdom Fungi

Mushrooms for People and the Planet

May 27-29, 2016, Sharondale Farm, Cismont, VA

Author Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain, and herbalist and author Robert Dale Rogers join Mark for the best cultivation workshop in the country.

Join us for a hands-on, activity-filled workshop about growing mushrooms and an in-depth exploration into our myceliated planet.

Learn the best practices for cultivating fungi for food, medicine and mycoremediation.

This workshop will be of particular interest for agrarians, homesteaders, permaculturists, and all who are practicing stewardship of the land and our communities.

For more information or to register click this link, or email:  cultivating fungi@gmail.com

August

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August 18-21, 2016

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September 10th, at Monticello

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January

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Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Conference

January 15-17th, College Park, MD

Join Mark for a pre-conference workshop Thursday the 15th

Growing and Marketing Mushrooms

Learn low-tech methods for outdoor cultivation of mushrooms to diversify your small farm or garden. Hands-on activities will include: spawn expansion, log inoculations, and oyster mushrooms on pasteurized straw. Discussions will include: biology, ecology, cultivation, harvesting, post-harvest handling, value-added products, and marketing of mushrooms.

vabf-logo-framedVirginia Biological Farming Conference

January 30-31st, Richmond, VA

If you are interested in biological and agroecological farming, this is the conference for you.  Stop by our table at the in the exhibitors space and say howdy.  Mark will present a talk about Growing and Marketing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms.

Sharondale Farm helps you learn how to grow your own mushrooms, provides high-quality spawn, and sells the best tools and supplies for growing mushrooms.

March

sharondale product workshopGrowing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

March 21, 9am-noon, Sharondale Farm in Cismont, VA.

Learn low-tech methods for outdoor cultivation of mushrooms for personal and ecological health. Discover how to grow shiitake, oyster, garden giant, almond portobello, and reishi. Activities and demonstrations include mushroom cultivation on logs, wood chips, compost, and seasonal oyster mushroom cultivation on pasteurized straw.

Each participant will take home an oyster mushroom growing bag completed during the workshop.  Register on the Workshops Page.


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Shenandoah Permaculture Institute- Permaculture Design Course

March 22nd, Shenandoah Valley, VA

Mark will join the cohort and spend the day talking turkey tails, myco-forestry, agriculture, and mushrooms.

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March 28th, Falls Church, VA

Learn how to grow several different types of mushrooms using low-tech, low-cost methods in your garden.

Discussion will cover:  biology and ecology of fungi; using mushrooms for personal and ecological health; methods for cultivating shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, reishi, and other mushrooms in wood, straw, and compost.

Watch and try your hand at inoculating a tree log for mushroom cultivation.  Bring clean, 100% cotton cast-off clothing:  a pair of jeans or a couple of t-shirts.  You’ll take these home in bag inoculated with oyster mushroom culture.

Contact Marie Reinsdorf for more info or to register click the link here.

ReishiGrowing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

March 29th, 10am-2pm, Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine, Washington, VA

Hands-on cultivation activities demonstrating low-tech methods for outdoor cultivation of mushrooms.

Discussions about mushrooms for cooking and medicinal uses, medicinal benefits of shiitake, reishi, maitake and other mushrooms as we interact with them.

Demonstrations of mushroom preparation for food and medicine offered by Teresa will be followed by samples of Triple Mushroom Soup, Gourmet Mushroom Saute, and double Reishi maceration.

vsu-new-logoMushroom Production Workshops

Mark will join Virginia State University Extension for another series of Mushroom Production workshops.  Please contact your county agent about bringing this highly regarded workshop about growing and marketing mushrooms to your area.

We’ll have more information soon about date and locations in March and April.

 

April

Cultivating Kingdom Fungi:  Mushrooms for People and the Planet

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Workshop begins at 1pm Friday April 24th and concludes on Sunday at 4 p.m. April 26th.

Sharondale Farm, Cismont, VA.

Author Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain, and citizen scientist Ethan Levesque join Mark for the best cultivation workshop in the country.

Join us for a hands-on, activity-filled workshop about growing mushrooms and an in-depth exploration into our myceliated planet.

Learn the best practices for cultivating fungi for food, medicine and mycoremediation.

This workshop will be of particular interest for agrarians, homesteaders, permaculturists, and all who are practicing stewardship of the land and our communities.

August 2015

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August 8th, 2015, Orange, VA

Stop by our booth and say “Mycelium” for a free gift!

2015-telluride-mushroom-festival-10Telluride Mushroom Festival

August 13-16th, 2015, Telluride, CO

Mark will be in Telluride again this year to teach the pre-festival mushroom cultivation workshop with Kris Holstrom and Ron Spinosa at beautiful Tomten Farm.  You’ll find lots of interesting speakers and events at this year’s festival.  For a discount on pre-festival workshops or a festival pass use the coupon code ‘Sharondale’.

September

Unknown-3Heritage Harvest Festival

September 12th, 2015, Charlottesville, VA

Mark will present a premium workshop about Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms on Saturday morning.  Stop by our booth and say ‘Mycelium’ for a free gift.

MEN FairMother Earth News Fair

September 18-20, 2015.  Seven Springs, PA

Stop by our booth #9002 and check out our great display of mushroom spawn, tools and other products.

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September 24-27, 2015, Black Mountain, NC

Mark will be at the foray to learn from the best.

October

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October 3-5, 2015, Baltimore, MD

Check out the eclectic offerings of this festival.  Sign up for the mushroom cultivation workshop.

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October 24th, 2015, Sharondale Farm, Cismont, VA, 9am-noon

Learn low-tech methods for outdoor cultivation of mushrooms for personal and ecological health. Discover how to grow shiitake, oyster, garden giant, almond portobello, and reishi. Activities and demonstrations include mushroom cultivation on logs, wood chips, compost, and seasonal oyster mushroom cultivation on pasteurized straw.  Register here.

November

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Mushroom Cultivation Workshops

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Friday November 13th, 2015.  Suffolk, VA

Please contact the Suffolk County Extension Service to register for this workshop:  p:  757-514-4332

Mark will join Virginia State University Extension for another series of Mushroom Cultivation workshops.  Please contact your county agent about bringing this highly regarded workshop about growing and marketing mushrooms to your area.