Newforest Institute to offer mushroom cultivation workshop

Posted May 13, 2011, at 9:47 p.m.

Bill Errickson, permaculture designer, farmer and educator, will lead a mushroom cultivation workshop 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Newforest Institute in Brooks. Participants will learn about the nutritional and medicinal benefits of mushrooms commonly cultivated or growing wild in Maine and will create their own shiitake mushroom log to take home and grow. The workshop costs $25-$50 on a sliding scale, free to children 12 and younger. For more information and to register for the workshop, email info@newforestinstitute.org or call 722-3625.