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Fungi Foraging and Cultivation

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Fungi Foraging and Cultivation

September 14 – 16 in  in Mecklenburg, NY at the farm


Explore the wondrous world of fungi and learn how to grow and forage mushrooms with Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel and Olga Tzogas Smugtown Mushrooms.


During this 3-day intensive course participants will identify wild mushrooms and learn tree ID and forest ecology, inoculate logs, straw, and grain, learn low-tech propagation techniques, build a stormwater biofilter, and of course, cook and eat mushrooms. Participants will build their skills in mushroom identification, cultivation, and propagation and leave the course equipped with the knowledge and tools

Topics Covered:

  • Lifecycle of Fungi

  • Ecology; where to find mushrooms in the woods

  • Safe and ethical wild mushroom harvesting

  • Shiitake and others on logs, stumps, and woodchips

  • Oyster on straw, coffee grounds, and sawdust

  • Making your own mushrooms medicine

  • Low-Tech methods to propagate and grow


Sign up for this and get FREE access to our online course April 2 - May 9 (see above)

Sliding Scale (self determined) $175/$250/$300 includes lunch each day.

No one turned away for lack of funds. See our policy page for more info.

$50 to camp onsite, or book our spacious yurt on the farm