Learn to grow mushrooms at 11th Annual Camp Mushroom

DSCN4343June 3 – 4
Hidden Valley Camp, Watkins Glen NY
Friday 5 – 9pm, Saturday 9 am – 4pm
Camp Mushroom is Cornell University’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. This year marks the 11th year of the course, as forest mushroom cultivation blossoms in the northeast as a new small farm industry. You can read more about mushroom cultivation at www.CornellMushrooms.org.
This course is geared for those interest in the commercial production of mushrooms. Participants will be trained in four methods of mushroom cultivation; shiitake on bolts, lions mane/oyster on totems, oysters on straw, and stropharia in woodchip beds. In addition, laying yard and management considerations along with the economics of production will be covered. Each participant will also inoculate a shiitake bolt 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.
The workshop will take place at the Hidden Valley Camp, nestled in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY and adjacent to the world-renowned Watkins Glen State Park.
Participants can choose to set up a tent or use a cabin (bunk beds) on site or commute from their locale or a motel. For any extra $25/person, participants are welcome to stay at the camp Saturday night and enjoy the scenic areas on their own Sunday. (no meals)

Friday: 6pm Dinner, Program from 7 – 10pm
Saturday: 8am Breakfast, Program from 9 – 3pm (with lunch)
Saturday afternoon: depart or stay at the camp on your own and explore the area Sunday.
COST: $125 for overnight guests (primitive cabin or tent), $75 for commuters: Includes Friday dinner and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, featuring mushrooms and local farm foods.
Note: You will be sent to a registration form to fill out. Once this is complete you will get a link for payment. YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED REGISTERED WITHOUT SUBMITTING PAYMENT.

Steve Gabriel

Steve is an Extension Specialist focused on specialty mushroom production and agroforestry. Throughout his career, Steve has taught thousands of people about the ways farming and forestry can be combined to both benefit the ecology and economies of small farms.  He is also a farmer, author, hiker, and musician.

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