Floyd County Hosts Mushroom Workshop

From Kentuckians for the Commonwealth:

Floyd County KFTC members got together this weekend to host and attend a Mushroom Growing and Hunting Workshop. The event was hosted by Beverly May and Nathan Hall at Wilson Creek Farm. Tim Hensley, an experienced mushroom farmer, from the Berea area came to Floyd County and demonstrated inoculation techniques for shiitake and oyster mushrooms.

In preparation for the workshop, Nathan had to select and cut two varieties of trees and after cutting them into manageable logs bring them down the mountain! Thanks for all your hard work Nathan!100_0909

After inoculating logs, we were treated to a wonderful lunch prepared for the group by Beverly May. Not only were we surprised with a hot apple stack cake, but Bev cooked up some Hen of the Woods!

We ended the day by taking a hike to look for wild, edible mushrooms. Although it w100_0886as late in the season, our group was able to find several species of mushroom and enjoyed a beautiful day outdoors with friends and family.

All participants were able to take home logs inoculated with shiitake and golden oyster mushrooms spores. These families should expect to see mushrooms popping up as early as next summer!

Check out more pictures from the day by clicking here!