William Padilla-Brown from Mycosymbiotics and Rusty Orner from Quiet Creek Herb Farm will review the lifecycle of mushrooms and lead hands-on demonstrations of taking spore prints and easy clones, starting spores or commercial culture to develop outdoor patches or for fruiting indoors, and more.
You’ll also tour Quiet Creek’s mushroom grove and explore its growing techniques, and enjoy a farm fungi-to-fork lunch. Participants will leave with starter cakes with their choice of oyster, wine cap, lions mane, reishi, blewit or pink oyster mushrooms, as well as inoculated shiitake and combs tooth logs.
Want to dig in deeper? Join us for an optional pre-workshop day, which will include preparatory tasks such as hands-on substrate sterilization and and foraging for local wild fungi.
Rusty Orner, Steward, Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living: Quiet Creek is a 30-acre organic farm located just north of Brookville in Jefferson and Clarion Counties, Pennsylvania. The farm is dedicated to educating people of all ages about the importance of conservation, ecological thinking, and healthful living. Claire and Rusty Orner have been stewards of Quiet Creek since 1996 and combined share over 40 years of teaching experience and 60 years of organic farming experience.
William Padilla-Brown, Founder, MycoSymbiotics: William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, urban shaman, citizen scientist, poet, mycologist, amateur phycologist, and a certified permaculture designer. For the past four years, he has run Community Compassion, a nonprofit focused on radical sustainability, as well as operating MycoSymbiotics, LLC—a small mycological research and mushroom production business.
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