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.
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.
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 & kits3:00pm – Depart–