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San Diego, CA
Learn how to grow your own mushrooms at home. Create your own mushroom kit and take home some spawn and basic supplies to start your own mushroom cultivation project at home!
Includes 1 kit, spawn, and some basic supplies to get you on your way to being "fungi-phile" at home. Growing your own mushrooms is easy and very delicious. Harvest them fresh right before cooking and the flavor they add to your dish is wonderful.
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: SOUTH BAY BOTANIC GARDEN at Southwestern College, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
WORKSHOP FEE: $50.00
Register by email at: CultivationWorkshop(at)thepetriplate.com ( email address modified to avoid spam. Use the @ symbol when responding)
What can mushrooms do for us and why are they important to us?
1. Fungi are recyclers
2. They provide very nutritious food and health benefits
3. Fungal mycelium helps to retain moisture in our soils
4. Some fungi eat soil born pests for breakfast
5. Fungi release nutrients into our soils by breaking down organic matter
6. Spent mushroom substrate encourages chitinase production in vermiculture
7. They hold our soils together and give them structure
8. They extend our food production by increasing the nitrogen in our soils and working as an intermediate food source between waste and compost production!
Leader: Sam Andrasko, president of San Diego Mycological Society. http://sdmyco.org/......