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Grow Your Own Mushrooms, A Sustainability Workshop

Updated: Mar 10, 2023



AT: Warwick Valley Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave., Warwick, NY

WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2023

Mushrooms are a remarkable source of food and medicine that have been cultivated and wildcrafted by humans for thousands of years. This workshop will introduce participants to the world of mushrooms: their role in making healthy soils and forests and their potential in growing them in a home environment or on a commercial scale. Participants will inoculate shiitake mushroom spawn into logs and then take them home to see them grow and reap a harvest.

Morning Session/Mushrooms, Medicinal Applications & Cultivation Methods Fee $35 (OE Member Fee $30)

9:30-12:00PM Intro: Mushrooms & Medicinal Applications Three Methods of Cultivation: Shiitake on tree logs, Lion Mane/Oyster on totems Stropharia in woodchip beds Culture steps and bed and log preparation Maintenance and harvesting Laying yard management considerations Economics of growing mushrooms as a small farm enterprise

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch: Please bring your own lunch!!

Afternoon Session/Mushroom Inoculation Hands-on Workshop Fee $45 (OE Member Fee $40)

1:30-4:30PM . Mushroom Inoculation Procedures & Tools Group hands-on workshop on:

Tree log inoculation Stropharia in woodchip beds demo 4:00-4:30P.M. Program Evaluation

Each participant will receive two FREE 3”-5” x 36”- 42” tree logs to cultivate at home

Instructors: Peter Lai, Permaculture Design instructor & Joseph Gregoire, experienced mushroom grower in Warwick. For more information please contact Peter Lai at 845-313-4246 or at

*Please note… Non-members attending both morning and afternoon workshops pay only $72! Workshop limited to 20 participants — so sign up early! No checks please.

Registration & payment due by Friday, March 9th! Register at hp:// Sponsored by Orange Environment, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to protect Orange County, NY’s natural resources and to promote the sustainability of its communities.

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