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April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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CANCELED – Grow Your Own Mushrooms

This class has been canceled. At this time, all assembled group activities at Mt. Cuba Center, including classes and upcoming events, are canceled or postponed until further notice.

Fungi are fundamental to the ecology of forested habitats, and the spore-bearing mushrooms that sprout have long elicited interest. Many, such as shiitake and hen-of-the-woods, offer proteins, vitamins, and minerals that compare well with other foods, even meats. William Needham, President of the Mycological Association of Washington, explains the fascinating life cycle of mushrooms and shows you how to grow your own edible species using a “log-seeding” technique. Leave with a package of spores and a log to start your own fungal farm at home this spring.