2nd Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

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N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold another class on “Growing Shiitake Mushrooms”. The first workshop we held, had such a large waiting list, we have decided to do another class. The class will be Thursday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Macon County Environmental Resource Center. Pre-registration is required. We do still have a few spaces left. There is a $10 materials fee due at registration. Each participant should bring 2-3 hardwood logs, 4 to 6 inches in diameter and 3 to 4 feet long. Oak is preferred; no walnut, locust or pine. The logs should be fresh cut, no more than 2-3 weeks before the     class. This will be a hands-on workshop. A classroom session will explain Shiitake growing and participants will then drill their logs and inoculate them with Shiitake mushroom “seed”. Participants will leave the class with two inoculated Shiitake logs and the ability to inoculate more. The program is geared toward hobby growers. Most of the program will be outside, so dress warmly. If you have an extra log to donate, we would like to build a Shiitake demonstration area at the Environmental Resource Center. Please register at the Macon County Cooperative Extension Center by Tuesday, March 6. Call 349-2046 if you have any questions.