Growing Shiitake Mushroom Logs

Quick Information

When: Saturday, April 27, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Rieth Village - 4415 W 200 S Albion, IN 46701
Cost: $30/adult

About this event

Come learn how to make your own shiitake mushroom logs! Tour the Merry Lea shiitake mushroom laying yard and learn how to inoculate hardwood logs. Participants will practice the steps it takes to inoculate shiitake mushrooms using sawdust spawn. After practicing at each station, participants will have the chance to repeat the process on a log to take home and care for. Please note mushrooms will take 12-18 months to grow in your own shaded backyard, but will seasonally fruit up to four years. The use of power tools, hot wax, and heavy logs will be a part of this program.