Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms! This hands-on workshop will walk you through the steps of inoculating, caring for, and harvesting mushrooms from hardwood logs. We'll cover many aspects of production, from choosing logs to avoiding pest issues and deciding when to pick. Each participant will inoculate their own shiitake log to take home. This class is appropriate for beginning growers, home gardeners, and anyone that's curious about mushroom cultivation!
When: Monday, September 9th, 6-8:30 PM
Where: Room 120 in the Human Services Complex
Cost: $20 and . Each participant will inoculate their own shiitake log to take home.
Gillian Trimber and John Kurtz run Trimber Forest Farm in Erin, NY, where they grow shiitake and other specialty mushrooms. Both hold degrees in plant science/ horticulture and are avid lifelong students of ecology. In addition to farming, John works in vegetable breeding at Cornell, and Gillian teaches botany and gardening at the community college level. They spend pretty much all of their free time out hiking the wealth of public lands around the Finger Lakes and Twin Tiers and are also enthusiastic about cooking.
Schuyler County Human Services Complex
323 Owego Street, Unit #5
Montour Falls, New York 14865