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Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation

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Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation

Time: June 26, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Stepney City Farm
Street: Stepney Way
City/Town: London
Website or Map:
Phone: 07772788682
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Simon White
Latest Activity: Apr 7, 2011

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Event Description

Learn about how to grow gourmet mushrooms on this one day practical course. You will be able to take home an oyster mushroom inoculated log.
a full day course

Learn all about outdoor oyster and Shiitake mushrooms at Stepney City Farm. From saving spawn to how to harvest, this course offers all you need to know to grow gourmet mushrooms outside, in the countryside and urban environments.

The day will cover
o Introduction to fungi ecology
o How to collect Spawn from any mushroom (practical)
o The specifics of growing shiitake and oyster mushrooms on logs:
o Selection of logs
o Inoculation (practical)
o Spawn run
o Picking the site (practical)
o Preparing the site (practical)
o Shocking/ Pinning
o Harvesting to get multiple flushes

(including refreshments, lunch and handouts)
£60 individual waged, £40 concession

More Information/ Booking
For more information or to book, call 07772788682 or email

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