Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone
Sunday, September 16 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Note: Hands-On workshops can only be accessed by FAIR passholders. Before purchasing this workshop please order your advance to the Pennslyvania 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).
A ticket is required to participate in select Hands-On workshops. Space is limited. To guarantee your spot we recommend ordering an advance pass. A small number of passes will be available to purchase at the event.
All Hands-on workshop are nonrefundable and nontransferable.