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With knowledge of your microclimate and other cultivation requirements, you can grow some of best eating mushrooms on the planet. Whether you have a yard with vegetables, a greenhouse, shade or just a few flower pots, you can add active biology to your soils, increasing soil health while learning to become a skilled mushroom cultivator. Learn about growing Wine Caps, Agaricus mushrooms and Blewits within a season while also smothering weeds and creating organic matter. We will make cardboard spawn, learn about the effects of tillage and layering for enhancing soil biology, and learn how to select and grow mushroom species to utilize a full cycle of garden waste. The workshop includes a small bag of Wine Cap sawdust spawn to take home.
$125 per person (limited to 25 participants - advanced registration required)at Field & Forest Products in Peshtigo, Wisconsin
8:30-9:00 am Decay hierarchy and overview 9:00-10:00 am Species selection 9:30-10:00 am Compost creation and quality: recycling waste, assessing structure and moisture content 10-11:30 am Building an agaricus bed and inoculation/ building a casing layer, mulching and watering11:30 am-12:30 pm Cardboard beds and cardboard spawn, selecting multiple organic materials as a planting medium
Travel to F&FP new facility, "The Hart"
12:30-1:15 pm Lunch, networking, questions 1:00-2:00 pm Wine caps, benefits, planting options and overview2:00-2:30 pm Making Wine cap bunker spawn for runoff remediation 2-3:30 pm Mass bed building at building site 3:30-4 pm Iced tea and Q&A