Backyard Mushroom Cultivation

Learn the basic techniques that you can use to cultivate gourmet edible mushrooms in the comfort of your own backyard. Discover how productive and rewarding mushroom growing can be and how you can incorporate them into flower beds, vegetable gardens, and perennial plantings. Add interest and diversity to your garden as well as harvest an additional crop that also enriches your soil.

Tom Nagy, of Barefoot Foods, will guide participants in putting together a few oyster mushroom ‘kits’ using mushroom mycelium (‘spawn’) and soaked hardwood fuel pellets – a wonderfully affordable and widely available substrate for oyster mushrooms. The prepared kits will be given as prizes to workshop participants through a draw.