Growing Gourmet Shiitake Mushrooms
Rachel Brinkman, Assistant Manager of Horticulture
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 my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.