Firelight Camps Workshop: Learn how to Cultivate Mushrooms on Logs
Join us for a hands-on workshop with mushroom-growing and medicine-maker, Steve Sierigk of Hawk Meadow Farm. In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to learn practical wisdom and techniques for growing the highest quality mushrooms in an ecologically sustainable way. Using shiitake mushrooms as our wood decaying variety, you will learn techniques that can be applied to many types of wood-decaying mushrooms. You will learn about tree species and how to select the best ones for your preferred mushroom varieties, how to inoculate logs with mushroom spawn, and how to optimize colonization. In short, you'll come away with a basic foundation for producing your own mushrooms at home! We will have inoculated logs available for purchase at a discounted rate for participants.
Registration fee: $30
Date: May 15, 2021
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Firelight Camps, 1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
What to bring / wear: Water bottle, snacks, packed lunch (optional), wear comfortable clothes and walking or hiking shoes
* Hawk Meadow Farm tours are available in the afternoon to anyone interested. Cost is $10 per person for 60-90 minute tours.