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Friday, March 18, 2016

LOG GROWN SHIITAKE WORKSHOP




Have you ever wanted to grow your own shiitake mushrooms?
Shiitake are high in proteins, vitamins and minerals and low in fat. They are used around the world to help improve the immune system, improve circulation and reduce cholesterol. There is evidence that shiitake may help in inhibiting the growth of cancer tumours.
Growing shiitake on logs is the traditional method of production. Research carried out in Australia in recent years suggests that the log grown method produces superior fresh shiitake.
Shiitake are traditionally grown on oak logs. The word ‘shiitake’ literally means ‘oak-mushroom’. Australian research has proven that shiitake can be successfully grown on many types of eucalypt
logs and other species such as some acacias and poplars.
Come along to this workshop to learn the method of inoculating logs and growing these versatile mushrooms for nutrition, fun or even commercial use. 
Date:   Sunday May 1st       

Time:  GAther at 9 for a  9.30 am start. Goes till  1 pm. 

Cost:   $45.00  includes morning tea 

Teacher: Mr Julian Sharp 

   Julian is a great native forest defender, having gone to court recently to successfully stop bauxite mining exploration in our beautiful Karri forests.   He brings his expertise in growing shiitake from both Victoria and Pemberton, and sees this workshop as a  great opportunity to get a cooperative style log grown shiitake industry happening in the south west, for people to get involved in at whatever scale or level they wish. Julian will  supply a range of suitable farm grown eucalypts for host logs, shiitake plug spawn, beeswax......and inform us  on log grown shiitake research history, growing methods and conditions, marketing etc.




Venue:  Merri Bee Organic Farmacy    
    
Contact  for enquires and to book  (before April 22nd please)  to  

    beewinfield@westnet.com   08 97561408 after dark



Have you ever wanted to grow your own shiitake mushrooms?
Shiitake are high in proteins, vitamins and minerals and low in fat. They are used around the world to help improve the immune system, improve circulation and reduce cholesterol. There is evidence that shiitake may help in inhibiting the growth of cancer tumours.
Growing shiitake on logs is the traditional method of production. Research carried out in Australia in recent years suggests that the log grown method produces superior fresh shiitake.
Shiitake are traditionally grown on oak logs. The word ‘shiitake’ literally means ‘oak-mushroom’. Australian research has proven that shiitake can be successfully grown on many types of eucalypt
logs and other species such as some acacias and poplars.
Come along to this workshop to learn the method of inoculating logs and growing these versatile mushrooms for nutrition, fun or even commercial use.
Date:   Sunday April 30th       Time:   9.30 am till  1 pm. Cost:   $45.00
Venue:  Merri Bee Organic Farmacy        

Contact  for enquires or booking      beewinfield@westnet.com