Natural log cultivation of Shiitake imitates nature closely. Attendees will inoculate or “plant” recently felled hardwood logs with spawn and learn the overall annual process of growing outdoor Shiitake mushrooms as contrasted with a faster indoor cultivation method on hardwood sawdust hedges. All attendees will take home their own grow at home shiitake hedge.
Heather McMonnies runs a specialty farm and foraging business in Schwenksville, PA called Food Hedge. She cultivates gourmet & medicinal mushrooms, rare berries, wild greens and edible flowers in addition to foraging what is wildly abundant for culinary use in our region by chefs, brewers and distilleries.