Spring Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Classes
Date & Time: April 29, May 6 – 1:00 - 3:00PM
Event Type: Adult Program
Location: Education Barn
Fee: $40 per person (open to ages 18 & up) | Pre-registration Required.
Have you been looking for a way to level up and diversify your garden? Maybe you have a shady, soggy section in your yard that isn’t suited to vegetables? If this sounds like you, learning to be a mushroom farmer with North Spore is the answer! The focus of this class will be to educate participants in two different outdoor mushroom cultivation methods:
- Log Inoculation
- Mushroom Beds
Over the course of 1.5 hours, we will explore fundamental principles of mushroom cultivation, discuss the many benefits of growing mushrooms, learn about various species and their growth parameters, and of course, create mushroom logs and a mushroom bed. Every participant will be able to take the log (approx. 2.5 feet) they inoculate home to care for and produce tasty mushrooms!
What you bring:
- Water bottle
- Long pants
- Close-toed shoes
- Eye protection (optional since we will have some)
- Work gloves
- Notebook (optional)
Visiting with a group of 10 or more? Please use our group visit sign up form.
Directions to the Education Barn: Follow GPS directions to the Market at 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, Maine. Continue past the Market on Farm View Drive and take your first left onto Valley Farm Rd. Follow Valley Farm Rd. until you see the Smokehouse Visitors Center (white silo) on the right-hand side. Take the right hand turn immediately after the Smokehouse down to the Family Farmyard. The Education Barn is the largest barn on the farmyard.
Yes, I am a USDF Member and will provide proof of membership on or before the event.
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