Fungi Cultivation & Foraging

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Wellspring Forest Farm & School, 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Explore the wondrous world of fungi and learn how to grow and forage mushrooms with Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel and Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms.

During this 3-day intensive course participants will identify wild mushrooms and learn tree ID and forest ecology, inoculate logs, straw, and grain, learn low-tech propagation techniques, and of course, cook and eat mushrooms.

Participants will build their skills in mushroom identification, cultivation, and propagation and leave the course equipped with the knowledge and tools.

 

Topics Covered:

  • Lifecycle of Fungi

  • Ecology; where to find mushrooms in the woods

  • Safe and ethical wild mushroom harvesting

  • Shiitake and others on logs, stumps, and woodchips

  • Oyster on straw, coffee grounds, and sawdust

  • Making your own mushrooms medicine

  • Low-Tech methods to propagate and grow

Course Fees:

$300 includes lunch each day and free access to our online course, Foundations of Forest Stewardship

$50 to camp onsite, or book our yurt on the farm

Event Type

Class/ Workshop

Departments

Sustainability

Tags

Small Farms Program

Website

http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com/

Cost

$300 includes lunch each day and free access to our online course

Group

Small Farms Program: Central NY

Speaker

Olga Tzogas and Steve Gabriel

Speaker Affiliation

Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel. Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms.

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