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Mushroom Production

  • Wedgewood Golf Center 2131 Mountain Road Halifax, VA (map)

Mushroom Production

APRIL 18, 2018 (previously scheduled for March 21)
10am - 12pm

Wedgewood Golf Center
2131 Mountain Road • Halifax, VA

$10 per person, payable by cash or check only to "Virginia State University" upon arrival at the workshop.

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms  

Learn how to grow several different types of specialty mushrooms using low-tech, low-cost methods in your garden or woodlot.  Discussions will include biology and ecology of fungi in agriculture, using mushrooms for personal and ecological health, and methods for cultivating shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, reishi, and other mushrooms in wood, straw, and compost, harvesting, and marketing.   Hands-on mushroom log activity will prepare you to grow your own!  Opportunities for free mushroom spawn are available when you participate in our citizen science research!

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.


Contact Small Farm Agent Cliff Somerville at (804) 892-4581,, 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.