Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Series - Part 2

Farm Management - in collaboration with CCE Columbia/Greene - Acra, NY
4:30pm- 7:00pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Agroforestry Resource Center

This is a part 2 of a 3 part series to bring you through the basics of outdoor log cultivation to planning a small farm business of outdoor mushroom farming. You are welcome to attend any part of the series without attending the other parts. This workshop series is created and presented by Tracey Testo, CCE Columbia Greene Agroforestry Educator and John Michelotti of Catskill Fungi.

Part 2: Mushroom Farm Management

Location: CCE Agroforestry Resource Center in Acra, NY Date: July 6 Time: 4:30pm-7pm

Join us the shiitake laying yard to learn about managing shiitakes, as well as other mushrooms, as a crop. At this hands-on workshops, participants will experience soaking, fruiting and harvesting shiitakes, and will learn what is required to build your own mushroom yard. In addition, we will examine where we harvested small pole-size trees used for inoculating the shiitake mushrooms, and understand the rationale for harvesting those particular trees as part of forest improvement. Participants can be sure that they will leave this class with mushrooms to try and will gain an understanding of how to profit from this newly recognized crop.  

 Part 2 is also offered at Catskill Fungi - Camp Log Inoc - Big Indian, NY July 9 Time: 12pm-3pm