TWO TIME SLOT CHOICES:
Either Saturday at 11:00 a.m. OR Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for this super fun, hands-on workshop. Registration is required.
Angel Miller of 2 Angels Mushroom Farm will be our special guest for this event. We will begin with a class on mushroom ecology & life cycle, and talk about the benefits of adding edible mushrooms to your home landscaping or garden. Your soil and nearby plants will benefit greatly from the addition of mushrooms! Then we will discuss the steps to planting, growing, and maintaining a delicious mushroom called Wine Caps, a.k.a. the Garden Giant (Stropharia rugoso-annulata) [pictured].
This native species can grow up a foot across, but the flavor is best when harvested small. Its burgundy colored caps are both beautiful and scrumptious! Finally, we will actually build a Wine Cap bed together at Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc. so that you will feel confident in doing so at home later. If you plant your bed now, you should have mushrooms by late summer or fall. Wear comfy work clothes and shoes. You may also want to bring some gardening/work gloves, or you buy some at the Ooltewah Nursery before class.
For your registration fee of $45, each person will receive class instruction, hands-on experience, and a printed outline from the class including complete instructions to build, plant, grow, harvest, & maintain a Wine Cap mushroom bed for years to come. You will also receive one large bag of live Wine Cap mushroom spawn (a $35 value), which is enough to plant a 25 sq. ft. bed. Ooltewah Nursery will be offering the hardwood chips and/or wheat straw that you will also need for your bed, so you can leave with everything you need to build your own bed. Couples may either register together as one, or you may register separately. Preregistration will allow us to have enough materials and spawn available for the event. Space is limited. Walk-on registrations will be permitted if the event is not full. Use the website link on this page to register now.
Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc.
5829 Main Street
Ooltewah, TN 37363