Monday, January 31, 2011

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop, February 22

There must be something intriguing about growing mushrooms in logs, because even after more than seven years of offering workshops in our area, we still get requests for more information on the subject. For this reason, Cooperative Extension will offer an evening workshop on successfully inoculating and cultivating shiitake mushrooms on natural logs in outdoor environments. The workshop will take place at the Watauga County Cooperative Agricultural Conference Center on Tuesday, February 22, from 6:00-8:30 PM.

The workshop will consist of presentations of both basic mushroom biology and cultivation techniques, plus a hands-on demonstration of the tools and process for drilling, inoculating, and waxing the logs for successful production. The mushroom workshop is FREE and open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP with the Watauga County Center of NC Cooperative Extension so that we can be sure that enough hand-outs and other supplies are on-hand. To register, call Watauga County Cooperative Extension at 828-264-3061.

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