5/04 Mushrooms – Basic Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Workshops with Smugtown Mushrooms

Join us for a Basic Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation workshop w/Olga Tzogas of Smugtown Mushrooms

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 4th, 2014 9 am to noon

You will:
*Learn about the life cycle of fungi, their vital roles in nature, and the basics of cultivation
*Learn about the uses of Reishi and Lions Mane mushrooms
*Participate in the inoculation of logs to grow these mushrooms at Rochester Permaculture Center
*Take part in planting winecaps in edible food forest garden
*Learn how to pasteurize straw for oyster mushroom cultivation
*Take home an extensive information packet on mushroom cultivation
*Be eligible for a discount for a future online purchase from Smugtown Mushrooms

Class Fee:  $35 (or $75 for both workshops)

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.  Optional brown bag lunch after class and the free afternoon activities celebrating International Permaculture Day.  Preregistration is required.  To register, please call Olga at 585.690.1926 by noon on Friday, May 2nd.

To make your experience enjoyable:
*Please arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 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
  • 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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