Do you like the idea of having gourmet mushrooms springing up among your crops in the garden? Come to a “Mushrooms in the Garden” workshop at the Ithaca Community Gardens on Sunday, August 28, as part of the Garden Education Program’s summer workshop series. The workshop is free and open to the public.
At the workshop, I will demonstrate how to inoculate a garden bed with the sun-loving king stropharia, or garden giant, mushroom. Not only are garden giants tasty, but there is also evidence that they boost soil fertility and improve the yields of some crops. Learn about other mushroom species that thrive in the garden, and discover how to develop a perennial myco-landscape in your backyard.
If you’d like to attend, meet at the Ithaca Community Gardens gazebo at 11am Sunday morning. The workshop will be approximately one hour long.
UPDATE on 8/27/11: Due to the impending rains from Hurricane Irene, the workshop has been postponed until Sunday, September 18 at 11am.