Thursday, May 30, 2019

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home Workshop

shiitake mushroomThe Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) is set to offer a workshop – Gourmet Mushrooms at Home with Andy LeBlanc – on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm.

The class will be presented in three parts: 1) What is a mushroom? A discussion about the life cycle and characteristics of edible mushrooms; 2) Inoculating hardwood logs (provided) to grow shiitake and oyster mushrooms at home, outdoors. Each participant will take two inoculated logs home to monitor the processes that logs go through to produce mushrooms and they will continue to produce for 2 or 3 years in a row if a suitable habitat is provided; and 3) Discussion and demonstration of growing gourmet mushrooms at home, indoors.

The fee for the class is $35 for Arts Center Members and $45 for Non-Members. The Arts Center is located at 3446 State Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake. Class size is limited to 8, reserve a spot online, or by call (518) 352-7715.

Photo of shiitake mushrooms courtesy Warren County Soil & Water.

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