Mushroom Growing Workshop

Saturday April 19,  2014      Saturday 9:30 – 3p     Instructor, Paul Angelini

                  Held at the Strawbale Studio, outside Oxford, MI on wooded rural land.

 In this unique class, participants will learn the history and basics of mushroom cultivation, with a focus on using fresh-cut hardwood logs to grow premium gourmet mushrooms. Participants will learn about what types of logs to use, how to inoculate them with mushroom seeds or spores, and how to care for them, and where to get spores for future mushroom adventures. During this indoor & outdoor class, participants will inoculate a shiitake log to take home (a $35 value), including instructions for basic care and maintenance, and there will be both lecture & hands-on time, including a tour of two mushroom “gardens’ located on the Strawbale Studio property. There will also be spore plugs and growing kits available for sale from Easy Grow Mushrooms, a Michigan-based company. Bring your own bag lunch.

Class limit of 15 so Register now.

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 Paul Angelini - Shiitake mushroom
Participants will receive
  • 5 hours of instruction & hands-on experience plus handouts
  • an inoculated log (worth $35)  and handouts to take home.
  •  a tour of the natural buildings along with identifying what habitats will be good for outdoor mushroom cultivation.


9:30 Arrivals
10 am session (firm start time)  Introductions and Mushroom Growing information
11am – Strawbale studio & mushroom bed tour
11:30am – Lunch
12:15pm – Afternoon Session – Log inoculation, etc.
 2:30pm – Finish up/ Q&A/ Check out resources & kits
 3:00pm – Depart
 FEE     $75 “early-bird”  by April 10 or $85 thereafter/at the door with RSVP  (make sure there’s room in the class!)
Our costs include identification and cutting of trees for the logs, sourcing materials for the mushrooms, spore plug costs, presenter fee & transportation costs, handouts and coordinator fee  for publicity, registration . 
Class limit of 15 so Register now.
 What to bring:                          
         Your own bag lunch.  Workgloves if you wish.
         Dress for any potential weather – rain or shine.