The Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland is hosting a celebration of all things mushroom with Mycology Week, February 20–24. Events include a growing skills workshop, a lecture-discussion with author David Spahr, and a video on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world!
Mycology Week: Lecture & Discussion
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2–5 p.m.
Fee: $15, max of 45 participants
Join the UFF crew for an afternoon of lectures and discussions related to all things mushroom and Maine. Topics to be covered include:
- Historical background (Ethnomycology)
- Mushrooms and ecosystems
- Identification and wild harvesting in Maine
- Home culture and growing skills
Guest Speakers: David Spahr, author of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of Maine and Eastern Canada, as well as talks by local mushroom enthusiasts Aaron Parker and Dan Agro.
Mycology Week: Growing Skills Workshop
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 6–9 p.m.
Fee: $30, max of 20 participants
Home Cultivation and Growing Skills Workshop led by Aaron Parker and Dan Agro. Explore the possibilities of growing mushrooms at home with both sterile and non-sterile growing conditions. This will be a hands on workshop, exploring the process of inoculate logs, straw, and various other mediums with mushroom spawn. Participants will take home logs and spawn bags of Oyster and Shiitake.
Mycology Week: Potluck Celebration of Mushrooms
Date: Thursday, February 24, 6–8 p.m.
Celebrate the end our 1st Mycology week with a potluck and film. Free to all, just bring a potluck item and potluck kit (cup, bowl, plate, utensils) and enjoy a brief video, Paul Stamets and 6 ways mushrooms can save the world.
Come down to eat, talk, and germinate some community!
For more information and to reserve online, please visit www.urbanfarmfermentory.com.