6/01 Mushrooms – Advanced Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation with lunch

Join us for an Advanced Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation workshop w/Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms

Date/Time:  Sunday, June 1, 2014 10 am to 4 pm

You will:
*Learn about the life cycle of fungi, their vital roles in nature, and the basics of cultivation *Learn about the uses of Oyster, Shaggy Mane, Brick cap and a “mystery” medicinal mushroom species
*Participate in the inoculation of logs to grow these mushrooms at Rochester Permaculture Center
*Learn how to grow Oyster Mushrooms in straw
*Take home a Grow Kit for Oyster mushrooms
*Be eligible for a discount for a future online purchase from Smugtown Mushrooms
*Share in a delicious fresh lunch

Class Fee:  $60 (or $75 for both the 5/4 and 6/1 mushroom workshops) includes lunch

Pre-registration with payment is required to hold your spot.  Because this workshop is being held at a private residence, full location details (including address) will be provided upon registration and payment.  Class size is limited to allow meaningful participation by all.  To register, please call Olga at 585.690.1926 by noon on Friday, May 30th.

To make your experience enjoyable:
*Please arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 to get settled as we will be starting on time.  (Surveys from previous classes indicate that students feel disappointed when we start late to accommodate late arrivals and then run out of time to cover all of the promised material in full.)
*The workshop will be held rain or shine.  Please dress to work and be in the weather. *Out of consideration for those who have asthma and chemical sensitivities, please do not wear fragrances, perfumes, body sprays, etc. to this class.  Thank you.


  • items for personal comfort
  • nut-free snacks and drinks, if you like
  • lawn chair
  • reusable place setting (plate, silverware, napkin, cup) for your lunch
  • camera, if you like
  • your preferred information recording devices (pen and paper, laptop, etc.)
  • dress for weather, outdoors, and garden work – we will be outside regardless of the weather and getting dirty during this hands-on workshop (environmentally friendly bug spray, sunscreen, etc.)
  • reading glasses if needed

When you arrive:  Please park in the driveway and then along front right of way with driver tires just on the pavement, passenger tires in the grass.

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