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Sep
15
Sat
2018
Fungi Ally Cordyceps Farm Tour @ Fungi Ally
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Come visit the Fungi Ally mushroom farm to learn the process behind cultivating cordyceps mushrooms. We have been researching cordyceps cultivation through a SARE grant during 2018 testing different strains and substrates. Participants will learn the whole process of cultivating cordyceps mushrooms. This is a powerful mushroom that is growing in popularity in the United States for its potential health benefits.

Participants will learn

  • mixing and sterilizing substrate

  • Maintaining cultures

  • Preparing a fruiting room

  • Preparing substrate containers

  • fruiting cordyceps

  • harvest and processing

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number 18-890

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Shiitake Log Cultivation and Farm Tour @ Fungi Ally
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Shiitake Log Cultivation and Farm Tour

Join the alliance in this FREE shiitake log cultivation class and farm tour!

What you will be learning:

  • Mushroom lifecycles- how mushrooms grow, specifically basidiomycetes.
  • Ecological roles- The different roles fungi play in our ecosystems and how we can work with that information to connect more deeply to nature.
  • Mushroom Log Cultivation- How to grow shiitake, oyster, lions mane and other mushrooms in logs. This is a technique used for centuries that is easy to do and extremely fruitful. All participants will go home with an inoculated log.
  • And more!

What you will be seeing:

  • Fruiting rooms, for cultivation of shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, and more!
  • Labs, for cultures, and inoculation of fruiting bags
  • More more more!

 

Get hands-on experience in making mushrooms logs! Gain the tools and knowledge to transform agricultural waste to grow your own food and medicine for your family and community!

Bio:

Fungi Ally’s goal is to connect people with the wonderful world of fungi. Willie Crosby has been growing mushrooms for the past 5 years. He has recently conducted a SARE grant researching yield data for 5 different strains of shiitake grown on logs and sawdust blocks.  “This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number FNE16-847

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