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Growing Mushrooms Outdoors

Monday January 25, 2021
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM


Growing Mushrooms Outdoors (Shiitake, Oyster & Wine Cap) - 90 min Intensive Online Workshop with Mark Gostkiewicz from Tri Gable Lea Farm LLC

During this Zoom Webinar/Class, you will be able to type questions and chat with other participants while Mark presents. If needed, you can "raise your hand" and Mark can allow you to talk to the class and ask a clarifying question that can help to deepen everyone's learning. Please register to receive your Zoom invitation.

Following the class, Mark will email you more information to get you going .These will include links to products that are both economical but of good quality and a multipage handout with links and notes from class! You can also reply back with questions and Mark will try his best to be your mushroom mentor and point you in the right direction.

No matter what, you'll learn...

  • The primary species we'll discuss are Shiitakes, Oysters, and Wine Caps. However, if the class wants to discuss other species, we may.
  • The life cycle and needs of fungi.
  • How to use straw or wood chips to grow mushrooms
  • How to use all of the tree, from stump, to trunk (large logs stacked in totems), to limbs (standard logs), to branches (chips)
  • The types of wood to use, how to age it, and when it's aged too much
  • How to get spawn (fungi to inoculate your log with)
  • Low cost tools and materials you'll need for less than 5-100 logs
  • Advanced tools for producing 100's-1000's of logs
  • Safety procedures you need to follow
  • How to take care of your logs or growing beds for the 1st year in Southern New England
  • How to take care of the logs for the following years 
  • How to set up a simple "assembly line" and work with friends and family to inoculate dozens of logs for less than $200.

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