This is a great opportunity to learn all about those fabulous fungi from a local expert. In this comprehensive class, Mark will cover the biology and ecology of fungi in the garden; selecting mushroom species for cultivation; evaluating your growing substrates and conditions; seasonal planning for mushroom harvests; and will discuss how fungi are integral to healthy organic gardening practices.
Class Fee includes your choice of a Mushroom Log or a Mushroom Spawn Kit.
About the Instructor: Mark Jones, Sharondale CEO (Collaborating Ecological Organism) was introduced to fresh, home-grown produce as many of us were–in the garden with his grandmother. He became fascinated with fungi during a college mycology class and then accepted a graduate research assignment studying a fungal wilt of Tabasco pepper. Following a M.S. degree in Plant Health from LSU, Mark learned and practiced the craft of carpentry and grew a construction business. His hobbies building gardens, working with kids and disabled adults in horticultural therapy, and practicing permaculture, led him back to agriculture and growing mushrooms.