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Grow Oyster Mushrooms in Bags

Lots of healthy and tasty mushrooms can be grown using paper or plastic bags and some sawdust, in less time than most garden vegetables! Brooke Kornegay will lead a demonstration of all the techniques needed to grow oyster mushrooms, wine caps, and other easy-to-grow mushrooms, and all participants will take home their own bag of mushroom spawn prepared during the class. Thesee techniques will help diversify your homestead, explore a new crop to help take to market. All materials are included, and all ages are invited!

Brooke has been teaching and practicing sustainable agriculture for over 12 years. She has worked in Malawi, Africa, with the ministry of forestry as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching sustainable agriculture and forestry conservation practices. Permaculture is a favorite field of study; Brooke has taught and certified students in the High Country and beyond. She holds a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Systems, Agroecology focus, from Slippery Rock University in PA, where she was privileged to live and work on SRU’s Harmony Homestead, an 83-acre sustainable demonstration site. For the last ten years, Brooke managed the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm at Appalachian State University, a 157-acre historic farm located in Ashe County, NC. She has taught courses on agroforestry, soils, sustainable development, permaculture, agroecology practicum, and has supervised countless internships. Her main interests lie in the fields of permaculture and soil rejuvenation. She lives to connect people with the tools and knowledge they need to produce food in alignment with Nature for healthier communities and ecosystems.

Earlier Event: July 14
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