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Growing Shiitake Mushrooms Workshop

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Class Information:
Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms! This lecture and demonstration will walk you through the steps of inoculating, caring for, and harvesting mushrooms from hardwood logs. We'll cover many aspects of production, from choosing logs and where to put them to avoiding pest issues and when deciding when to pick. Shiitake are great to eat and fun to grow; come see how it's done!

Speaker Bios:
John Kurtz and Gillian Trimber grow shiitake mushrooms at Trimber Forest Farm here in Chemung County. Gillian studied Plant Science as well as Viticulture and Enology (grape and wine production) at Cornell University and has worked as an agricultural educator for several years. This summer, she’ll be teaching Botany for Gardeners at Corning Community College. John studied Botany and Freshwater Ecology at Western Illinois University. In addition to running their farm, both enjoy foraging for mushrooms in the woods.

Registration & Contact Information:
Class size is limited to 25 people. Cost is a $10 per person. Pre-registration is requiredto reserve seat. For more information and to register, please contact Shona Ort at 607-734-4453 ext. 227 or 


$10 person


4-H Buidling
Chemung County Fairgrounds
171 Fairview Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845

Last updated January 22, 2019