Registration for the 9th Annual Camp Mushroom is OPEN!
April 25 and 26, 2014 in Van Etten, NY
Camp Mushroom is Cornell's annual two-day event for farmers, woodlot
owners, and hobby growers who want to cultivate their own shiitake,
oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms. For almost a decade,
Professor Ken Mudge has been dedicating his time to researching the dos
and don'ts of successful cultivation. This year we are excited to
announce the release of a new shiitake growing guide, produced in
conjunction with the University of Vermont and developed through a
grower-based research project that was conducted over the last three
years, which demonstrated that log-grown shiitake is a viable commercial
niche crop for the Northeast and beyond.
The workshop is a unique beginner/intermediate level workshop for those
interested in small-scale forest mushroom cultivation. Participants will
be trained in three methods of mushroom cultivation; shiitake on bolts,
lions mane/oyster on totems, and stropharia in woodchip beds. In
addition laying yard and management considerations will be covered. Each
participant will also inoculate two shiitake blots to take home. Anyone
who wants to get into mushroom growing as a serious pursuit should not
miss out on this opportunity to learn from experienced growers and
researchers who will present for this event.