Saturday, May 11 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Attention mushroom lovers! Have you ever wanted to know how to grow delicious Shiitake mushrooms on your own? Do you often walk through a forest and wonder which mushrooms you can safely eat? Join us for Mushroom Field Day at Cornell’s Arnot Forest onSaturday, May 11, sponsored by the NY Forest Owners Association – Southern Finger Lakes Chapter.
In the morning session (9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) you will learn Shiitake mushroom cultivation. Dr. Ken Mudge of Cornell University will show you how to successfully grow Shiitake mushrooms, and you will take home your own inoculated logs afterwards! There is a $30 fee for the course to cover materials, and space is limited to 30 people. Please pre-register on-line at: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/MushroomFD_244 by May 8. Meet at the Arnot Forest Lodge by 9 a.m.
In the afternoon session (1-4 p.m.) you will go on a Wild Mushroom and Forest Health Walk. Dr. George Hudler of Cornell University will lead a walk through portions of the Arnot Forest to identify wild mushrooms and discuss how to interpret signs of forest health. This walk is free and open to the public. Please dress for the weather and expect to hike in moderately rough terrain. Tick and bug spray is recommended. No pre-registration is required for the afternoon session. Please meet at the Arnot Forest Sugarhouse by 1 pm.
Please bring water, and lunch if staying for the day. The Arnot Forest is located at 611 Schuyler County Route 13; Van Etten, NY – please visit: www.arnotforest.info for detailed driving information. For additional information, please contact Brett Chedzoy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County, at firstname.lastname@example.org (phone 607-535-7161)