Friday, March 14, 2014

Mushroom Workshop: Back by Popular Demand!

With Tom Nagy!
Saturday, March 29th, from 1 to 2.30 pm
Grace Lutheran Church 1107 Main St. W. Hamilton
This event has been sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church and Greening Sacred Spaces at Environment Hamilton.

This event will consist of an approximately one hour powerpoint presentation and hands-on demonstration of the proper methods, techniques and materials necessary for successfully cultivating and propagating delicious, nutritious edible mushrooms out of easily accessable and/or waste materials. This will be followed by a brief question and answer period.

The two species that will be focused on are the oyster (Pleurotus spp.) and king stropharia (Stropharia rugosoannulata) mushrooms. Both are very aggressive and adaptable species that are great for beginning mushroom growers. Oyster mushrooms can be coaxed to grow in used coffee grinds, sawdust, wood chips or brewery grains and can be grown indoors straight through the winter. The king stropharia on the other hand prefers outdoor conditions and grows prolifically from hardwood mulch and sawdust.

A suggested $5 donation will help to support future presentations and workshops in your community centered around similar topics including upcycling waste materials, encouraging local food consumption, nutrition and environmental sustainability. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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