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Mycology Outside

September 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am - September 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Registration & scholarship deadline: Monday, Sept 5

Presented by The Ecology SchoolNorth Spore and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

This event is priced on a scale from $335-$455. Scholarship applications have closed as of 09/06/22.

Our second annual weekend full of all things mushrooms! Intended for mushroom enthusiasts from beginner to intermediate.

This event will take place at River Bend Farm in Saco, Maine. The weekend includes an introduction to foraging for mushrooms, foraging walks, chef-led cooking class, tincture-making using medicinal mushrooms, and hands-on workshops about outdoor mushroom cultivation.

View the full schedule here.

Greg Marley, mushroom educator and author, will deliver a keynote talk on the myths, facts & stories surrounding poisonous mushrooms in Maine! Several foraging walks, led by Louis Giller of North Spore and Greg Marley, will prepare & inspire you to continue more confidently on your mycological journey.

Inoculate your own hardwood log (and bring it home with you) and learn how to grow outdoors using totems and plastic buckets that we will set up on-site together. We’ll discuss a wide variety of species including oysters, wine caps, nameko, shiitake and more and dig into the details of how to grow great mushrooms outside on your farm or in the garden.

Tanya Donatelli will share her knowledge on making tinctures using medicinal mushrooms, like lion’s mane & reishi. Participants will get the chance to start their own jar of medicinal mushroom tincture & she will discuss the medicinal value of various species, tincture safety, storage, ratios, and dosage. 

At a workshop on lab cultivation, Jon Carver, co-owner of North Spore, will give an overview of the fungal life cycle and how it pertains to the process of cultivating mushrooms. Then he’ll focus on the earliest stages of the cultivation process and show us how to create our own mushroom cultures and spawn.

River Bend Farm is a historic 105-acre agroecology farm located on a scenic bend in the Saco River. Come stay in in Maine’s most sustainably built dormitory and enjoy forested hiking trails and river activities like canoeing and kayaking. 

The scholarship application deadline has past, but if you’re interested in a scholarship and would like to be added to our waitlist please email [email protected].

Registration is now closed for this event. However if are still interested please email [email protected]


September 10, 2022 @ 9:30 am
September 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
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