Registration for Cornell's Camp Mushroom is OPEN!

When: April 25 and 26, 2014
WhereCornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, 611 County Route 13, Van Etten, N.Y. Directions.
Camp Mushroom is Cornell’s annual two-day event for farmers, woodlot owners, and hobby growers who want to cultivate their own shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms. For almost a decade, Professor Ken Mudge has been dedicating his time to researching the dos and don’ts of successful cultivation. This year we are excited to announce the release of a new shiitake growing guide, produced in conjunction with the University of Vermont and developed through a grower-based research project that was conducted over the last three years, which demonstrated that log-grown shiitake is a viable commercial niche crop for the Northeast and beyond.
The workshop is a unique beginner/intermediate level workshop for those interested in small-scale forest mushroom cultivation. Participants will be trained in three methods of mushroom cultivation; shiitake on bolts, lions mane/oyster on totems, and stropharia in woodchip beds. In addition laying yard and management considerations will be covered. Each participant will also inoculate two shiitake blots to take home. Anyone who wants to get into mushroom growing as a serious pursuit should not miss out on this opportunity to learn from experienced growers and researchers who will present for this event.
Cost: $100 for overnight guests (primitive cabin with heat), $70 for commuters. IncludesFriday dinner and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, featuring mushrooms and local, organic foods.
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  1. Avatar of Nancy Nancy on March 4, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Just wondering, does one need to have a woods to cultivate these mushrooms. I live in a small town and we have a house with a yard and a pretty nice basement. Any way I could cultivate any of these mushrooms? I was thinking of going to the Mushroom Camp.

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