Where, Why, and How Mushrooms Grow
Sponsored by the Valley Community Land Trust
Together with Franklin Community Coop
Identifying and foraging for local mushrooms, cultivation practices, and shiitake inoculation
Saturday February 11th 10-12
Speaker: Paul Lagreze, Owner of New England Wild Edibles based in Colrain, MA
This will be an illustrated talk on foraging for a select, few, edible mushrooms in our region and how some of them are being cultivated. Paul will show participants some of the more easily identifiable mushrooms that grow here in New England and describe how to carefully remove them from their environment.
Paul has been running New England Wild Edibles for over 20 years. He primarily cultivates log-grown shiitake mushrooms using an ancient Asian method. He has been teaching courses in mushroom foraging and cultivation in the Farm and Food Systems Program at GCC. He also offers cultivation workshops at various venues including his home, the Franklin County Land Trust, UMass and also the Island Farm Institute on Martha's Vineyard. Paul sells his mushrooms at Green Fields Market, River Valley Co-op, and The Tuesday Market in Northampton, as well as other farm stores and restaurants in the Valley.
*Requested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away*