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“Basics of Oyster Mushroom Production”

The University Farm will offer a course titled “Basics of Oyster Mushroom Production” Friday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Food Program staff member Matt Burtonshaw, who manages the daily operations of the farm’s oyster mushroom production, will lead this hands-on learning experience. He will cover:

  • The economics of growing,
  • Growing requirements,
  • Equipment,
  • Sterilization,
  • Potential problems,
  • Packaging and
  • Harvesting.

Participants will be taught how to make a miniature mushroom bag to take home.

This course costs $50.

Contact the farm office at 216.368.0274 or for more information and to register.

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