December 8th, 2022 – Shiitake Log Workshop: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Join us for a casual and hands-on mushroom cultivation experience starting at 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 8th., at Ijams Nature Center. All participants will create their shiitake mushroom logs. The cost is $35 per log per ticket.
Instruction will include a quick tune-up on using powered drills. We will demonstrate the proper techniques for drilling and plugging recently cut hardwoods with fresh mushroom plug spawn. The “mushroom log” will require about one and a half years of incubation before it begins production, but once it begins fruiting, you can expect mushrooms several times a year for years to come!
We’ll discuss proper care, maintenance, and tips on provoking mushroom harvests, harvesting techniques, and more. Shiitake mushroom logs are an exciting way to recycle recently cut hardwoods and use shaded garden areas to produce healthy and nutritious food!
Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Call 865.234.0977 or stop by our Knoxville shop for more information.