*Registration due April 13th*
Lake Wallenpaupack-Lacawac Sanctuary will offer a “Cultivating
Mushrooms at Home” workshop Friday and Saturday, April 23-24.
Participants will learn how to grow, use and identify mushrooms with
master herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore. The workshop begins on Friday
evening with dinner in the historic Watres Lodge followed by a
presentation introducing the agricultural, culinary, medicinal, and
environmental significance of mushrooms. Saturday will be spent
learning different cultivation techniques; harvesting, storage and
preparing a log with spawn to grow shiitake that you will take home to
harvest in a few months. You will also go on a spring mushroom walk.
Nathaniel's work with mushrooms grew from his experiences as a wild
vegetable and herb forager. Nathaniel harvests a wide variety of
edible mushrooms from the wild. On a good mushroom year he eats wild
mushrooms regularly through the season, along with his home-grown
shiitake mushrooms. He also makes medicine from wild mushrooms, such
as from the famed Reishi (Ling Zhi). Nathaniel recently started the
Upper Delaware Mushroom Society, a member-run mushroom club, in order
to promote mycological education in our region.
The cost for the workshop is $120 which includes your lodging and
meals from Friday dinner-lunch on Saturday. The fee for commuters is
$95 which includes the workshop and meals. Registration and payment
must be received by April 13. Send your check payable to Lacawac
Sanctuary, to 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. For more
information about the workshop contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 570-689-9494.