Small-Scale Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Strategies for indoor/outdoor mushroom production in the South Sound

When: Saturday, May 4, 12-5pm

Where: Provisions Mushroom Farm, Olympia, WA 98512

Cost: $45/person (includes mushroom cultivation training supplies, farm tour, and light snacks)

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Washington State University Extension specialist Jim Freed and Christian Kaelin, founder of Provisions Mushroom Farm, will teach a hands-on mushroom cultivation workshop geared toward small-scale production of edible and medicinal mushrooms for commercial and personal use. This course will focus on both forest land management for outdoor production, as well as controlled environment production management strategies. The workshop is organized by WSU Thurston County Extension in collaboration with the Thurston Conservation District.

You will learn the following:
* How to diversify your farm/forest-land income through sustainable mushroom production;
* How to select different gourmet and medicinal mushroom species that are appropriate for our production systems and markets;
* How to pasteurize and prepare different growing substrates, including logs, straw, and sawdust;
* Substrate inoculation, as well as incubation and production techniques;
* The basics of sterile working conditions;
* New and emerging marketing opportunities, and opportunities to collaborate;

You will also tour a successful, working mushroom farm employing a variety of production and marketing methods.

Register at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/375426
Registration and prepayment is required to hold your spot as seats and supplies are limited. Cost for the workshop is $45 per person and includes mushroom cultivation training supplies, farm tour, and light snacks.

For more info contact: Erik Hagan, Small Farms Program, WSU Mason/Thurston County Extension and Mason Conservation District, erik.hagan@wsu.edu<mailto:erik.hagan@wsu.edu>, 360-867-2151.