Backyard Shiitake Mushroom Farming

Mushrooms! They are such fantastical life forms, evoking thoughts of fairies and fairy rings with deeply entrenched folklore. Or smurfs. I will do you all a favour and avoid punny reference to “fun guys” but once you try your hand … Continue reading

Home Scale Mushroom Production

On Saturday March 15th, 19 curious people gathered in Amherst to learn the art, science and skills associated with inoculating a pre-cut hardwood host log with spawn of the shiitake mushroom.  The workshop was hosted by Athol Forestry Cooperative and … Continue reading