Growing Mushrooms Outdoors via Log Inoculation (200-06-24-18)
Sunday, June 24, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cody Mastel, Owner, Designer and Educator at Land by Hand
If you have ever taken a walk in the woods, chances are you’ve seen fungi growing on fallen logs. Wood is a natural medium to grow mushrooms, and has been used for centuries! Cody will start with an introduction to the biology and historical background of this cultivation method. Then you and your fellow mushroom aficionados will inoculate your own hardwood logs by drilling holes and introducing mushroom mycelium, such as shiitake and oysters, to the openings. Once the wood is fully colonized after 5-10 months, the log will begin to fruit naturally. Cody will discuss ongoing maintenance, troubleshooting, and harvest. You will leave with an inoculated log and a comprehensive handout.
Limit 18, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$65 member/$80 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies