CANCELED: DIY Mushroom Log Class 4:15 PM

This event is no longer on sale.

Sunday July 29

4:15 PM  –  5:00 PM


Please join us at the Outdoor Learning Center at our Rowe Woods location.

Fungi are the grand recyclers of the planet and the interface between life and death. Mycelium, the fuzzy, cobweb-like growths of fungi, travel long distances and help nourish other members of the ecological community. Join in the cycle by inoculating your own maple log with pearl oyster mushroom spawn.

Pearl oyster mushrooms are grown outdoors so you’ll need a shady spot to keep your log. This mushroom species will fruit, depending upon moisture, in summer or fall but might take a year to become established. Mushroom logs will last 4-5 years with proper care. We’ll provide tips and tricks for care of your log. Everything is provided for this class. We will be using power drills (consider ear plugs), mallets and hot wax.

Do bear in mind that each log is 25-40 pounds (or so) – we’ll help you get your inoculated log into your car. Bring a plastic sheet or cardboard to keep your car clean.

Members, $20 per log. Non-members, $29 per log (includes admission for one participant). More than one person may work on a log.  You do not need to register additional participant if working on the same log, however, admission will need to be paid at the gate if a non-member. 


*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event.

Important Information For All Program Registrants: Please retain your order number or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You will need your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.