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Mushroom Plugging Workshop – Postponed
March 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Due to COVID-19 this workshop will be cancelled and rescheduled for a future date. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!
Come and learn from experienced mushroom log cultivators how to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms! Join us for this interactive workshop where you will not only learn the importance that mushrooms hold in everyday life – both within our bodies and our environment – but you will also get hands-on experience in the inoculation process, drilling and plugging your own hardwood log to take home.
In this class you will:
- Discover the difference between bag grown and hardwood log-grown mushrooms – as well as the advantages and challenges presented by each method
- Learn the different methods of wood cultivation: hardwood mulch, stump, totem, trenched and buried log cultivation
- Learn how to maintain and successfully fruit your logs
- Learn the health benefits of mushrooms
- Learn the benefits that mycorrhizal mushrooms have in soil amendment
- Take home a log along with instructions for how to take care or it
Participants must be 18+ or accompanied by an adult.
Note: Registration will now stay open until March 22! Spots are limited.
Registration for class is $40 and all proceeds support Convivium’s outreach efforts that provide access and education to children and families struggling with food access. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
Information about the instructors:
This class will be taught by Emily and Christopher Appelman, owners of StoneHollow Gardens and Shroomery. Emily and Chris, along with their two daughters, run a homestead here in the Driftless Region. They have hardwood log cultivated mushrooms on their homestead for over 5 years and have utilized their knowledge of mycoremeditation to its full revitalizing potential by using mycoactive compost in their soil to better the health of their crops and surrounding ecosystem.