Growing Gourmet Shiitake Mushrooms

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 6, 2017

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Growing Gourmet Shiitake Mushrooms

Growing Gourmet Shiitake Mushrooms

Rachel Brinkman, Assistant Manager of Horticulture

1 Session: Sunday, April 9, 10:00am–Noon
Location: Hunnewell Building Garage

Rachel Brinkman has been growing mushrooms for several years at the Arnold Arboretum and in the past has worked with Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension, teaching woodlot owners how they can farm their own gourmet mushrooms. All that is needed is a bit of shade and some inoculated logs to construct a crib that can produce a variety of mushroom types. Rachel will share what she has learned and guide you through the process of drilling logs, inoculating them with spawn, and then sealing them with wax. She will discuss care for a bountiful crop. Each participant will go home with an Arboretum-grown shiitake log readied for mushroom production.
Fee $45 member; $58 nonmember

Register at or call 617-384-5277.

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