Sharondale Farm offers workshops and presentations about mushrooms and permaculture.

Workshops happen at the farm in Cismont, Virginia, or at your location.  Please contact Mark for more information about scheduling a custom workshop for your community.

Upcoming Workshops:

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms


We’ll offer this class again in the fall of 2017.

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Sharondale Farm, Cismont, VA
Cost: $75

sharondale product workshopLearn how to grow several different types of mushrooms using low-tech, low-cost methods in your garden or woodlot.  Get hands-on experience inoculating logs for mushroom cultivation.

Discussions will include biology and ecology of fungi, 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.

Cost: $75.

Click here for more information and to register.

A Superfood Workshop

Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Sharondale Farm, Cismont, VA
Cost: $75

Join Us April 1st, 2017 for this activity filled workshop and learn to grow Spiraling for food and income.

This workshop is a great primer to the craft of growing this superfood and setting up your own Spirulina microfarm.  Whether you wand to grow in your apartment or diversify your farm, this introduction to growing harvesting, monitoring, and eating your Spiraling culture will get you growing!

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Fungal Pharmacopeia:
A Medicinal Mushroom Intensive Workshop

Saturday May 27th & Sunday May 28th, 2017
Sharondale Farm, Cismont, VA
Cost: $275

Offered May 27 and 28th, 2017!

Join us for a hands-on activity filled workshop exploring mushrooms as medicine for personal and community health

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Comments from Workshop Attendees:

“The ‘Growing Mushrooms at Home’ workshop at Sharondale Farm was so fun and informative! I came away with a whole new appreciation and respect for the under-appreciated mushroom and its valuable role in the ecosystem and in our gardens. Cookbook in hand, I am eagerly awaiting my first harvest of winecap stropharia and oyster mushrooms.
Corey B., Montessori middle school teacher

“The ‘Growing Mushrooms at Home’ workshop was inspirational.  I had never thought of growing mushrooms.  You convinced me it was a simple task, and doable in my small space.”
Rowena Morrel, Editor of In The Kitchen

“Thanks for the great seminar on Saturday – learned lots and really appreciate your time and talent.  I get a good amount of calls on this and now have a great reference.”
Jim S., Hanover Ag agent