We long for spring when we can head out into the fields and forests in search of wild mushrooms, but these days, backyard gardeners of Northeastern Wisconsin are growing mushrooms. Anyone who has ever thought about growing mushrooms at home might find the prospect daunting, particularly because information regarding mushroom gardening is not easy to find. If you would like to know how to go about it, attend the Door County Master Gardeners’ free public program at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 11.
Laura Kahles, staff environmentalist at Field and Forest Products in Peshtigo will present “Mushroom Farming and Forest Gardening. This lecture will introduce basic mushroom cultivation techniques as well as discuss substrate, strain and tool selection to get you started. Field and Forest Products produces certified organic mushroom spawn for mushroom cultivation enthusiasts and commercial growers, and has been in business for 31 years. Laura specializes in Oyster mushroom cultivation on substrates and will share valuable knowledge on growing other mushroom species.