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Mushroom Cultivation Workshop and Farm-to-Table Dinner

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Come join Gnomestead Hollow Farm and Forage and Driftwood Catering in Floyd County, VA for an incredible day of mycological merriment as we explore the Fifth Kingdom in all of its beautiful, delicious and fascinating mushroom glory!

Mushroom Cultivation Workshop:

This workshop will provide an engaging primer for low-tech/low-input mushroom cultivation in the garden and home, and it will show folks how to scrumptiously prepare many species of mushrooms using simple cooking methods. We will focus primarily on growing and preparing Oyster, Lion’s Mane, Reishi and Shiitake mushrooms, as well as others.

Participants will learn about the lifecycle and the ecology of fungi, and they will take away the knowledge and the hands-on experience associated with growing several species of delicious, gourmet mushrooms using a variety of forestry and agricultural byproducts. Topics will include: propagating mushrooms in compost, wood chips and sawdust, growing mushrooms on suitable hardwoods and agricultural residues, and selecting mushroom species for seasonal companion planting in the garden with your favorite spring, summer and fall veggies. We will also demonstrate and discuss how several species of fungi can rapidly build organic matter and increase soil fertility while additionally benefiting your plants in the greenhouse and in your garden beds.

Workshop participants will receive two GYO Mushroom Kits, which they will create themselves. We will also sample some of our own gnomegrown cultivated mushrooms and provide our Iced Reishi Immuni-tea Elixir for refreshment.

*Mushroom Cultivation Workshop*
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Floyd, VA
Price: $75

Driftwood Catering Farm-to-Table Dinner:

Driftwood Catering (Floyd, VA) will be offering a gastrognomically unique, mushroom-inspired farm dinner, showcasing the incredible Blue Ridge bounty of a number of local farms on the plateau through their creative culinary prowess and genuine sourcing of nutrient-dense, wholesome food. Seasonal veggies, fruits, herbs and meat will unite with a wide variety of our own farm’s gourmet and therapeutic mushrooms to create a delectable mycophagic menu that is not to be missed! The sunset and vistas are pretty spectacular, too.

**Driftwood Catering Farm-to-Table Dinner**
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Floyd, VA
Price: $50



July 23
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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