Mushroom log inoculation

There seems to be a lot of interest in the group for mushroom hunting. If you're interested in mushroom cultivation join us at Cromwell Valley Nature Center to make good use of the invasive Tree of Heaven. Participants will be able to do some hands on learning of the craft of mushroom plug inoculating logs.  While working we will be engaged in deep conversations of different materials, different spawn and some other how's and why's and to's of home mushroom production. Participants will be able to take, at least one of the logs home that they worked on. Some of the logs will be used in the park as sign posts on the trail, the rest will be used for later education, production and distribution of mushrooms. We will be working with oyster and shiitake mushroom plugs. If you have a cordless drill, a 5/16" drill bit and/or a hammer please bring it. 

All supplies will be provided. There will be two handouts available, how to plug and a log care sheet. 

$10 suggested donation 

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  • eric

    I missed this workshop but am very interested in meeting someone in the area with edible mushroom growing experience. A friend of mine sent me the log inoculation link too late for me to attend. Any chance there's a way to get in touch with the organizer? my email is breitung1 at gmail - thank you!

    April 11, 2014

    • Mangy White B.

      You can email me any time. I'll be doing another mushroom log workshop here pretty soon. It'll need to be done before we get in the pits of summer.

      April 11, 2014

  • Kerry W.

    Great workshop, Eric! I'm really excited to grow some mushrooms. :)

    April 6, 2014

  • DOROTHY L.

    Congratulations on your successful workshop!

    April 5, 2014

  • Ranger G.

    Thanks to everyone who came out to today's classes. Be sure to join the Cromwell Valley Park meetup to see other events scheduled at the park. Also, "like" us on Facebook!

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Sharon B.

    beautiful day ,in a beautiful barn,lots of friendly people...I learned just what I came for and am excited to see if my finished log will yield some lovely mushrooms when I check up on it in the distant future,like next year.Thank you Eric for your knowledge.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • DOROTHY L.

    I apologize, but I can not make this today; mom is not feeling well. I would like to buy 1-3 pluggled logs if you have them leftover and this could help you. I could pick up one day this week and pay on pay pal, today.

    Let me know if this is something you would like to do.

    April 5, 2014

    • Mangy White B.

      All 1000 plugs got used up. There was over 50 people there. So, I'll have to do it again.

      2 · April 5, 2014

  • Peggy A.

    I am really looking forward to this afternoon and also am interested in the shitake plug
    I have an extra hammer, does anyone need one ?

    April 5, 2014

  • Deanna

    The group was a great mix of people. Everyone was friendly and seemed to really enjoy the process of innocating logs. A big thank you to everyone who brought a drill AND an even bigger thank you for use of the hammer & someone's drill after mine 'died'!

    April 5, 2014

  • Peggy A.

    I am interested in verifying what chick weed looks like and will bring a plant from my yard that I think matches the description in case one of the organizes this would have time to look. Thanks

    April 5, 2014

    • DOROTHY L.

      this grows wild on my lawn, and I eat this in a salad. This has a nice flavor, and some countries believe that this is a longevity herb. Wash, carefully.

      April 5, 2014

  • Randy T.

    OH NO!! Something came up, the fam and I cannot make it. This blows. We'll try to make it to the next forage. See you then!

    April 5, 2014

  • Peggy A.

    I am most interested in the shitake mushroom plug if that is an option.

    April 5, 2014

  • DOROTHY L.

    I want to be there-if you eat one mushroom a day, you have about a 65% less chance of getting cancer. Add green tea to that day, and the percent goes up to 82% less likely to get cancer. I would like a shitake log -I am so excited!

    March 21, 2014

  • Randy T.

    This is awesome. I bought a pressure cooker just for this reason.

    March 7, 2014

    • Mangy White B.

      Do you make your own plugs, sawdust or grain?

      March 7, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Hi, I'd really love to attend this class but I have to work that day. Will there be another one at some point? Many thanks!

    March 4, 2014

    • DOROTHY L.

      Could they be plugged for maple syrup?

      March 6, 2014

    • Mangy White B.

      I guess you could get something out of them, but they are a nuisance plant and out compete native trees as well as being Allelopathic.

      March 6, 2014

  • DOROTHY L.

    Yes I would really love to attend this workshop

    March 6, 2014

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