Upcoming Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

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The Master Gardener Association of Macon County will be holding a Shiitake mushroom hands on learning workshop for homeowners who desire to grow Shiitake for additional income as an alternative agricultural crop or simply for personal consumption. This workshop be held on Saturday February 17th in two time slots at the Environmental Resource Center located 1624 Lakeside Dr Franklin NC 28734.

Speaker Christy Bredenkamp, Macon County Extension Director will cover all aspects of Shiitake mushroom production and will include a “hands on” experience via the Macon Master Gardeners where individuals will inoculate and bring home their own logs. For demonstration purposes, we ask that you bring 2 logs cut in the dormant season (Nov-March) preferably red, white or scarlet oak that are 3”– 6” inches in diameter, 4 ft. long and with bark intact free from bare or diseased spots. The presence of lichen or moss is fine. Workshop fee is $35.00 (pay at door cash or check).

There will be two time frames for registration

  1. 8:30 a.m. sign-in and attend classroom session from 9:00-10:00 a.m. inoculate logs from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  2. 11:00 a.m. sign-in and attend classroom session from 11:30-12:30 p.m. inoculate logs from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. or so.

For more information or to register please contact the Macon Extension Center at 828 349 2046 or e-mail debbie_hunter@ncsu.edu

Shiitake Workshop FlyerHere’s a great link from NC State for more mushroom production information.

N.C. Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity provider.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, N.C. Cooperative Extension will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Please direct accommodation requests to: Christy Bredenkamp, christine_bredenkamp@ncsu.edu, 828-349-2046. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event.