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Adding Indoor Mushroom Production to Your Farm
March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$15 – $45
As one of the few mushroom farmers in New England, Farmer Elizabeth partners with agricultural and community organizations to offer educational programs that are designed for foodies, gardeners, homesteaders, and curious families who wish to learn more about this fascinating food and the important role it plays in our diet, our environment and the economy.
This indoor mushroom cultivation workshop is perfect for those looking to take their farming skills to the next level.
Participants will learn:
- the basics of mushroom cultivation including: species selection, climate control harvesting techniques, and considerations for on site spawn production and inoculation
- Microbial diversity of different types of compost
- Best practices for using spent substrates as soil amendments
10:00am – Farm Tour
11:00 am – Composting Spent Mushroom Substrate
12:00 pm – Applications for Composted Substrate
12:30pm – Questions & Answers
1:00pm – Wrap Up & Thank You
About the Farm:
Fat Moon Farm is a certified organic mushroom cultivation farm dedicated to providing the freshest, highest-quality mushrooms to chefs, restaurants, and home cooks alike. In addition to striving for the most nutritious food Fat Moon Farm also provides education from indoor cultivation to curated walks in the woods for mushroom identification. Fat Moon Farm understands the importance of remaining sustainable and environmentally responsible as such Farmer Elizabeth is constantly looking for innovative ways to use spent mushroom substrate that is produced from the cultivation of mushrooms. A recent Grant was awarded to NOFA/Mass from the Sustainable Agricultural Resources Education (SARE) and Fat Moon Farm is the main collaborator in this project.