Shiitake Log Inoculation Workshop - Learn to grow your own outdoor mushrooms

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Name: Shiitake Log Inoculation Workshop - Learn to grow your own outdoor mushrooms
Date: April 30, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
*** If you experience any issues registering for the workshop, please call 706-278-7373 to speak with Daniel Delafuente or Judy Sawyer.  Thank you. 

Start your spring off at Gowin Valley Farms and learn how to inoculate your own shiitake logs!
Gowin Valley Farms is kicking off their 1-year mushroom growing anniversary with an educational workshop for the community! 
You will learn about different mushroom species and their preferred tree types.  We will take a deep dive into shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) and understand how to inoculate logs for a multi-year, perennial fruiting – bringing plenty of homegrown mushrooms into your kitchen each year!
We will explore log selection, inoculation methods and fruiting shiitakes as well as discuss regenerative mycological practices and how you can integrate fungi into your life in the kitchen, garden and more!

During the workshop each participant will get to drill holes in 6-8 logs each, fill the holes in with shiitake dowels or sawn, cover the spawn with wax and then celebrate a job well done by taking one home after enjoying light snacks and drinks on a small farm tour!
Workshop Includes
  • Entire take-home shiitake log
  • Information about log inoculation techniques
  • Shiitake benefits and uses
  • Overview of regenerative mycological practices
  • Proper care and maintenance of logs + tips and tricks
  • Small farm tour
  • All workshop materials
  • Light snacks and water
  • 10% discount coupon for a private foraging & farm tour
  • Fresh Mushrooms to bring home for dinner

Emma Reigel is a practicing mycologist and co-founder of Gowin Valley Farms LLC. She began dedicating her life’s work to mushrooms and agriculture in 2020. The entirety of her current work is focused on building Gowin Valley Farms mushroom farm, an organic mushroom farm focusing on institutional research and cultivating a locally-sourced community through facilitating educational events, teaching and sharing mycological practices as well as providing locally grown products to locals.

Gabriel Harrison is intrigued by the potential to discover new mycological findings as a mycologist. Co-founder of Gowin Valley Farms, Gabe is responsible for many facets of our farm, including all things production. He currently manages our mushroom production while innovating new growing techniques for operational success (and cool science projects to discover new findings in mycoremediation). He enjoys providing communities with resources to integrate mushrooms into daily practices and expand our understanding of mycology locally and beyond.

Together, Emma and Gabe work with KSU and Cornell University on a USDA/ GA Dept of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant researching innovative indoor gourmet mushroom growing mechanisms. Gowin Valley Farms has also partnered with UTC to create a community internship program offering undergraduates the opportunity to work on a federal grant, and create their own research project which will be entered into a global scientific collegiate conference.
Gowin Valley Farms
1848 Greeson Drive Rocky Face, GA 30740
Date/Time Information:
April 30, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Contact Information:
Emma Reigel
$55.00 per individual (includes supplies and workshop)
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