shiitake mushroom inoculation


Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Series

  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 6, 2023, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you interested in exploring how to grow your own mushrooms or even start a small scale mushroom operation? This workshop is a 3 part series. Attend all three to develop the skills to successfully farm mushrooms on your land. Sign up for all three at a reduced cost.

Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Series- Part 1: Log Inoculation, the basics

Date: May 25

Time: 4:30-7:00

Participants in this workshop will learn various techniques for growing different species of mushrooms using a variety of materials, with a focus on shiitakes on logs. You will also participate in a hands-on experience inoculating bolts of wood with shiitake spawn and bring home your own inoculated log for personal enjoyment.

Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Series- Part 2: Mushroom Farm Management

Date: July 6

Time: 4:30-7:00

Join us at the Siuslaw Model Forest shiitake laying yard to learn about managing shiitakes, as well as other mushrooms, as a crop. At this hands on workshops, participants will experience soaking, fruiting and harvesting shiitakes, and will learn what is required to build your own mushroom yard. In addition, we will examine where we harvested small pole-size trees used for inoculating the shiitake mushrooms, and understand the rationale for harvesting those particular trees as part of forest improvement. Participants can be sure that they will leave this class with mushrooms to try and will gain an understanding of how to profit from this newly recognized crop.

Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Series- Part 3: Plan, Process and Profit from Forest Fungi

Date: September 28

Time: 4:30-7:00

Ready to step up your mushroom cultivation skills and turn that knowledge into a business? Join us at the Agroforestry Resource Center to learn what it takes. During this class, participants will hear case studies from other growers who have found success and will receive shiitake business planning resources with detailed guidance on how to apply that knowledge to your farm. Many different revenue streams associated with mushroom cultivation will be discussed, with a hands on opportunity to make your own added value product to take home.


$60 a class or $150 for all three



Tracey Testo-Smith
Agroforestry and Natural Resources Educator
(518) 622-9820 ext.119


Agroforestry Resource Center (Business Office)
6055 Route 23
Acra, New York 12405

Last updated May 17, 2023