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Wednesday, 21 March 2012 14:12

Mushroom workshop scheduled in Cashiers

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A shiitake and oyster mushroom cultivation workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Albert Carlton Community Library in Cashiers, sponsored by the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance.

Christine Bredenkamp, a horticulturist with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, will present tools and tips for growing edible mushrooms. Bredenkamp will help attendees inoculate their own log.

The hands on portion of the workshop will entail drilling the mushroom logs, plugging the holes with mushroom spawn, and sealing them with hot wax. Tools and supplies will be provided, and participants can purchase additional logs that have been pre-inoculated.

Each log, if properly cared for over time, will produce several pounds of mushrooms, more than paying for themselves, according to organizers.

Space is limited; cost is $20 per person.

828.526.0890 ext. 320.

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