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Learn all about mushrooms, a new niche crop with many benefits, Sept. 29th

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel for an evening presentation on successful cultivation of shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms for home or small-farm scale production. (Jon Roberts, Flickr/Creative Commons)

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County are partnering to offer an Introduction to Cultivated Mushroom Workshop on Thursday evening, September 29th, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The workshop will be held at the Cazenovia Public Library located at 100 Albany St, Cazenovia, NY. The cost of the workshop is $30 per person, which includes handouts, materials and an inoculated log.

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel for an evening presentation on successful cultivation of shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms for home or small-farm scale production. Learn the proper tree species and techniques for cultivation, along with the basic economics and mattering of gourmet specialty mushrooms. Students will get to inoculate their own log to take home!

Mushrooms are an emerging niche crop with many benefits, including improving farmer stewardship of forested lands and the ability to offer a unique, highly desired, and delicious product! With a bit of practice, mushrooms can be easily grown in the woods on many products that can be the surplus of healthy forest management.

Register online at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/cultivatedmushrooms_225

For additional information, contact Katherine Brosnan, CCE Madison, at 315-684-3001 ext. 100, kmb279@cornell.edu or contact Kristina Ferrare, CCE Onondaga, at 315- 424-9485 ext. 231, kaf226@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Katherine at 315-684-3001 ext. 100 by September 22nd, 2016.

–Cornell Cooperative Extension Madison County

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