Shiitake mushroom workshop in SwainWritten by Admin
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Learn how to grow your own shiitake mushrooms through the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the Master Gardener Association from 9 a.m. until noon on Feb. 25 at the Swain Extension Center at 60 Almond School Road.
The workshop is designed for landowners who would like to grow mushrooms for additional income, as an alternative agricultural crop or simply for personal consumption.
The instructor will cover all aspects of shiitake mushroom production, and people will be able to inoculate and bring home their own logs. Bring two logs — preferably red, white or scarlet oak — that are three inches to six inches in diameter, are 4-foot long with bark intact. The workshop fee is $10.