Mushroom Log Cultivation Workshop
When: March 25, 2023
Time: 12:30 to 4:30 pm
Cost: $75 per person
Recommended Ages: 13+
Growing mushrooms from logs is fun and easy, and something everyone can do in even the smallest yard or outdoor space. Come join us for this four-hour hands-on workshop, and go home with two freshly inoculated oyster/shiitake logs and two wine cap pegs that should all start producing mushrooms six months to one year later!
How and when to source logs and what to look for (the logs we use in the workshop will already have been harvested but we will describe the process in detail)
Which species work best for oysters, shiitakes, and wine cap mushrooms
Where to source spawn and supplies easily and cost-effectively
Where and how to store logs after inoculation
Learn and get lots of hands-on experience with:
How to grow wine cap mushrooms in wood chips and mulch
How to safely drill holes in logs and the different types of tools to use (including safety equipment)
Inoculating the logs and what tools to use
Covering inoculated holes with wax to protect from infection
Label systems and methods for logs
What you'll go home with:
Handouts and instructions on growing both shiitake and oyster mushrooms from logs and wine caps from pegs into wood chips
Two freshly inoculated oyster or shiitake logs (each log about 4-6" in diameter and 3-4' long) that you can take home with you and start harvesting mushrooms from about six months later!
Two wine cap mushroom pegs to take home and inoculate into a mulched area - these should start producing wine cap mushrooms about six months later
The cost of the workshop is $75/person, and each participant goes home with two freshly inoculated logs and two inoculated winecap pegs. Each oyster log will typically fruit in spring and fall for 2-4 years; each shiitake log will typically fruit in spring and fall for 4-8 years!
Refund policy: If you cancel your registration at least one week in advance, you will receive a full refund (minus Eventbrite fees which cannot be refunded). Cancellations between 24 hours and 7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund (minus Eventbrite fees). Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice or no-shows are non-refundable.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is recommended mostly for adults and teens. We will be working with some power tools, so it is not appropriate for young children. Anyone under 18 who attends must be in the supervision of an adult also attending the workshop.
How do I register?
You can register and pay for the workshop at our Eventbrite page here.