The Mushroom Course

by Terry Zukoski, Facilities Director and GLIDE Green Team Lead

All life benefits from decay.  Or so I’ve heard.  We had a chance on Saturday, April 9 to help the planet decay a little faster.  Graze the Roof hosted a mushroom growing seminar.

The several who attended heard from workshop presenter Nik Dyer of Purple Carrot. He has a BA in Agroecology from UCSC, a MA in Ecological Agriculture from New College of California, a permaculture design certificate and over 10 years hands on experience in agriculture and horticulture. Very into the mushroom.

We all had our stories about why we were there.  Mine was a typical story.  I had inoculated oak logs in the past with Shitake plugs only to get toadstools and I was there to find out why.  Others liked eating them.  Some (Candice) ate them for snacks when she was 3.  Still others dreamed vividly and lucidly of the fungus.

We chopped and soaked hay, drilled oak logs; hammered in inoculated wooden plugs (they had fungus all over them, called mycelium-white hairy stuff).  We propagated wet hay in burlap sacks with giant hairballs of mycelium.

It was a great learning experience for the community. On GLIDE’s roof right now, both life and decay happen!

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