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Mushroom Cultivation Intensive

  • Sep 13, 2014 · 9:00 AM

Join Radical Mycology during their cross country tour for a mycofilled weekend in Hadley MA. We will explore different techniques of mushroom cultivation and walk through each step. Topics like liquid culture, mycopermaculture, and medicinal mushrooms will be covered.

The weekend will be filled with theory and practice, culminating with a mushroom garden installation.

The Intensive will run from 9-5 on Sept 13th and 14th with meals and camping space included in the cost. $150 if signed up before August 15th and $175 after. For more info visit
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  • Tim W.

    I can't make it this weekend. Can someone tell me what edible mushrooms grow best in western ma particularly in the berkshires? In my back yard there is mostly maples where I plan to give it a go. Is there a local commerical sourse of plug spawn or sadust spawn or mycelium? Thanks. Tim

    September 9, 2014

    • Chris

      Hi Tim, I'm in the berkshires (well, VT, technically - about 1/4 mile over the state line) and I'll be at the workshop this weekend. If you're in the northern berkshire area I'd be happy to get together to share notes after if you like.

      September 10, 2014

    • Tim W.

      That would be awesome. I am from Pittsfield. I could drive up some time.

      September 12, 2014

  • willie c.

    Hey Tim, there are a broad range of edible mushrooms that grow well in the berkshires. Mostly depends on the substrate you want to use. The three easiest to start with are oysters and shiitake on logs and Wine cap or Stropharia on woodchips. My company Fungi Ally sells spawn from local strains of oyster and wine cap and also shiitakes (which are native to asia) which grow well in this climate.

    September 9, 2014

    • Tim W.

      Hey Willie

      September 12, 2014

    • Tim W.

      Thanks for the info. Do you have a store front or do you sell by internet? My email is [masked]

      September 12, 2014

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