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Cultivating Shiitake Mushrooms

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Cultivating Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Brightside Farm 1088 Bouldercrest Road Southeast Atlanta, GA, 30316 United States (map)

Though their work often goes unseen, mushrooms are the gardener’s closest ally and the cook’s best friend.  They work around the clock in all seasons creating soil, feeding plants and even fighting diseases.

Join us for a day of fun and exploration as we delve into the secretive world of fungi by learning to cultivate your own delicious mushrooms at home.  We’ll harness the transformative power of mushrooms to create healthy delicious food at home using simple and inexpensive materials.

Growing mushrooms at home is simple. In this class you will learn the steps and techniques of growing gourmet mushrooms on logs outdoors. In addition we will discuss mushroom biology and ecology, general mushroom culture methods and how to prepare and store your mushrooms. 

Plus, your learning helps the community - we'll be practicing inoculation by helping a local farmer prepare logs for her growing season!

Participants will go home with one outdoor mushroom log made while in the class.  Logs produce in 6 months to 1 year after inoculated and continue to yield for several years.

About the Instructor:
Steven Bell is the founder of 5th Kingdom, an Atlanta based mushroom farm and education center.  Steven has an extensive background in the environmental sciences with training as a field biologist, organic farmer and landscape designer.  He feeds his passion and his belly by growing wholesome healthy foods in tune with the elegant cycle of sunlight to soil.

Want to become a member of Georgia Organics and save on classes while supporting the local food movement? Join today! 

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