Come learn to grow delicious edible mushrooms by inoculating logs, straw bags, and a garden bed with mycelium. The workshop will be led by Alex Dorr, a senior staff member at Fungi Ally
, a renowned mushroom farm in western Mass. Participants will go home with an inoculated log and straw bag that will provide 3-5 pounds of mushrooms over their lifetime.
Alex will be leading three different experiences in this workshop. Participants will learn to inoculate logs with shiitake mushrooms, to inoculate straw bags with oyster mushrooms, and to install a wine cap mushroom bed. This is a skill that is best learned in a hands-on experience: Alex will demonstrate common mistakes that can make the difference between a delicious feast and a failed inoculation. Following the workshop, participants will have the knowledge to produce their own supply of mushrooms at little cost.