Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Classes

Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Classes w/ North Spore

Dates: April 26th and 29th 4:30-6:00pm and May 2nd 1:00-2:30pm

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:

  1. Log Inoculation
  2. 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! 

 *Power tools will be used so this class might not be suitable for children under 12 and will require supervision. 

 What you bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Long pants
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Eye protection (optional since we will have some)
  • Work gloves
  • Notebook (optional)

Classes will meet at the Education Barn down on the Valley Farm at Pineland. Please contact the Education Department at 207-650-3031 or email education@pinelandfarms.org with any questions.

 When visiting the Farm please keep these guidelines in mind:

  • We are limiting the number of visitors according to CDC guidelines and ask for your cooperation with following all guidelines.
  • Please practice social distancing at all times during your visit and keep a distance of 6 feet between household groups.
  • Visitors are required to wear face coverings when visiting Pineland Farms.
  • Please stay home if you are sick or do not feel well, or have been in contact with anyone who is unwell.

* = required information

PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably we cannot offer refunds due to the costs of processing. If you have any questions about ticketing or registration please call the education department at 207-650-3031 or email: education@pinelandfarms.org.

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