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Mushroom Permaculture Weekend at Winslow Food Forest in Boring, OR

Mushroom Permaculture Weekend at Winslow Food Forest March 22-23! Join us Saturday, Sunday, or both days. Registration is required.

Working through a permaculture lens, we’ll explore landscapes and ecosystems of Winslow Food Forest. Plants and animals are the primary focus of most permaculture designs, but what about fungi? Fungi are the living ‘glue’ that holds many plant guilds together! Thriving communities of fungi will grow and nurture resilient living soils, and feed the Winslow Food Forest communities of humans and other animals, plants, insects, and microorganisms.

Saturday we’ll work with mushrooms that eat logs and stumps, and Sunday we’ll grow fungal communities in the soil. Saturday: log and stump fungi communities with Trametes (turkey tail), Lentinula (shiitake) and Hericium (lion’s mane) fungi friends. Sunday: annual rows and greenhouse fungi communities with Stropharia (wine cap), Coprinus (shaggy mane) and Hypsizygus (elm oyster) fungi friends.

You’ll leave with the skills and confidence to grow fungi communities with your friends! Please bring gloves, comfortable working clothes and a water bottle.

Come for just Saturday or just Sunday, or take both days for extra fun! $20 playshops (per day) include handouts, plus you can pitch in $10 to take home an inoculated mushroom log (Saturday) or mushroom spawn (Sunday) of your choice. A limited number of work-trades are available: contact [masked] for details. Mitra Sticklen of Sporulate Learning Farm is the primary facilitator, along with Winslow Food Forest farmers Melissa Leigh and Teague Cullen. Early registration is required. More info below:



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  • Lani S.

    Is this event happening? It's looking like I may not be able to attend and I wanted to let you know... I am very interested, but just moved to Grants Pass and life is more chaotic than I anticipated... duh, once again...

    March 17, 2014

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