Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
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About the Event
An educational workshop in which we will discuss the basics for ethically and sustainably cultivating your own log-grown mushrooms at a home and homestead-scale. Join us and learn how to grow delicious culinary/medicinal Shiitake, Oyster, Wine Cap and Lion's Mane Mushrooms for you and your family on locally sourced logs, as well as additional commonly available substrates (including a DIY zero-waste method for growing Oyster Mushrooms in containers utilizing recycled materials). Some of the topics we'll discuss are: What kinds of mushrooms can be grown here in northern Virginia and similar regions? What are the best tree species to use for various mushroom strains, and how are they identified? What are the nutritional, medicinal, & ecological benefits of working with our mycelial allies? What exactly does regenerative, sustainable forest farming mean, and how can you apply some of these principles on a home-scale? And of course, how to get started cultivating your own log-grown mushrooms by participating in a hands-on demonstration, after which you'll have your own inoculated logs to harvest from for years to come! Includes general Immortal MTN farmstead tour, workshop, & 2 varieties of inoculated mushroom logs to bring home; please bring your own snacks and drinks.
- Admit 1: Mushroom Workshop$45$450$0