Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone with Tradd Cotter
Sunday, April 28 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Note: Extended workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance pass to the North Carolina FAIR. Tickets will not be sent in the mail for this workshop. You will check in at the event with the number of tickets purchased in your party. Please save your order confirmation.
Get your hands dirty and learn new homesteading skills! PLUS you take what you make!
If you think growing mushrooms is too complicated, here’s your chance to see how easy and rewarding it can be. This workshop will get you growing, and you’ll leave understanding the best ways to cultivate delicious mushrooms at home or on your farm. You’ll learn about inexpensive start-up options for beginners, and many commercial ideas to expand on.
This class will energize your efforts and maximize your production! Topics include: life cycle of fungi; mushroom behavior and intuitive growing; choosing, buying, and storing spawn; woodland mushroom farming (logs, wood chips, and composts); indoor production (small and large scale); converting existing structures into grow rooms (barns, chicken houses, storage containers); marketing your mushrooms (trends, demand, strategies); organic pest management; alternative product development (powders, extracts, composts).
Limited to 60 participants. All extended workshops are nonrefundable and nontransferable.