Ferme et Forêt


Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Workshop – October 30, 2021
If you want to learn how to inoculate and grow shiitake mushrooms on logs in your backyard, then check out this hands on workshop Oct. 30 at our farm.

We’ll start the day by visiting our mushroom yard in the forest and learning how we cultivate shiitake mushrooms at Ferme et Forêt. Then we’ll roll up our sleeves and try out some inoculating. We’ll be drilling holes in the logs with a high-speed angle grinder, stuffing sawdust spawn into the holes, capping the holes with hot wax, and moving the finished logs to the resting area.

Everyone will get to take a finished log home with them to care for until it starts sprouting mushrooms in a year and a half.

The workshops will run Saturday Oct. 30 in two different time blocks: 9am to noon, and 1pm to 4pm. Pick your prefered time block. Each workshop will be capped at six people, and everything will be outdoors. The cost is $35.

To register, send us a message to make sure there’s still space, and then etransfer the registration cost to confirm your spot.

Previous Events

Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop: Oct. 26 & 27, 2019

Farm Stop: Oct. 6, 2019

Farm Tour: July 21, 2019

Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop: November 10 & 11, 2018

Farm Hop: September 30, 2018

Wild Foraging at Ferme et Forêt:  June 2 and June 3, 2018

A Celebration of the Maple: March 24, 25, 2018

Farm Hop: October 1, 2017

Puppet Show in the Forest: August 6, 2017

Wild Foraging Workshop: June 4, 2017