Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
Learn how to grow several different types of specialty mushrooms using low-tech, low-cost methods in your garden or woodlot. Discussions will include biology and ecology of fungi in agriculture, using mushrooms for personal and ecological health, and methods for cultivating shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, reishi, and other mushrooms in wood, straw, and compost, harvesting, and marketing. Hands-on mushroom log activity will prepare you to grow your own! Opportunities for free mushroom spawn are available when you participate in our citizen science research!
Mark Jones is the owner and mycologist of Sharondale Mushroom Farm in Cismont, Va., which grows the highest quality certified organic mushrooms and organic mushroom spawn. Marcus Comer is a VSU Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Specialist.
Register online at ext.vsu.edu
March 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WEDGEWOOD GOLF CENTER, 2131 MOUNTAIN RD, HALIFAX, VA
$10 REGISTRATION FOR MATERIALS.
LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Small Farm Agent Cliff Somerville at (804) 481-0485, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.
This grant and workshop series, The Virginia Mushroom Project, is a collaborative effort between Sharondale Mushroom Farm and VSU Extension.
For information on this and other events, visit www.ext.vsu.edu