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Hardwood Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
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Come to Decorah Public Library Thursday February 6 at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to cultivate mushrooms on hardwood with the Applemans from StoneHollow Gardens and Shroomery of Dubuque. The workshop is free but space is limited; please visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us to complete the required pre-registration form. The first ten people to register will receive an inoculated log to take home after the workshop.
Emily and Christopher are experienced mushroom log cultivators who will teach attendees how to start small scale log grown gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Participants will get hands on experience in the inoculation process, learn the importance that mushrooms hold in everyday life within our bodies and the environment, and discover the difference between bag grown and hardwood log grown mushrooms (as well as the challenges and advantages presented by each method).
The Appelmans run a homestead in the Driftless Region with their two girls Sparrow and Esmae. They have hardwood log cultivated mushrooms on their homestead for over five years. During this time they have also utilized their knowledge of mycoremediation to its full revitalizing potential by using mycoactive compost in their soil to better the health of their crops and the surrounding ecosystem.
Contact Carmen at Decorah Public Library at 382-3717 with questions.