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Mushroom Growing Workshop

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DECEMBER 1, 2017

9:00am - 12:00pm

 

Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex

Chatham, VA

 

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/hOzZPFfRctdvWynY2

 

This introduction to growing mushrooms is for farmers, gardeners, woodlot owners, and individuals interested in growing mushrooms for food, medicine, and income.  

 

Learn about the biology and ecology of mushrooms in agriculture and forestry, and low-tech methods to grow many gourmet and medicinal species. Discussions will also include:  farm diversification with mushrooms, harvesting and post-harvest handling, marketing, and utilization of mushroom growing byproducts. The hands-on activity is mushroom log inoculating and each person will take a log home. There is an opportunity for participants to receive free spawn in exchange for information about their growing experience. More details will be available at the workshop.

 

Mark Jones is the owner and mycologist of Sharondale Mushroom Farm in Cismont, Va., which grows the highest quality certified organic mushrooms and organic mushroom spawn. Marcus Comer is a VSU Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Specialist.

 

$10 REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES WORKSHOP MATERIALS.

SPACE IS LIMITED.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact Agent Cassidy Williams at (804) 704-4033 cwilliams@vsu.edu, or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

 

This grant and workshop series, The Virginia Mushroom Project, is a collaborative effort between Sharondale Mushroom Farm and VSU Extension.

 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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