Shiitake Mushrooming Workshop -
Learn how to grow shiitake mushrooms in your own backyard.
Workshop will include:
- log inoculation & building a mushroom totem
- using mushrooms in a PA forest garden
- cooking & eating shiitakes
- shiitake as medicine
All participants will go home with an inoculated log!
Journey with us as we intervene in the process of decay & decomposition! Learn all about our fungal ally, the shiitake mushroom, & why Pennsylvania backyards are ideal for growing shiitakes. We will inoculate logs and build a stacked mushroom tower, and you will take an inoculated log home to start your own mushroom garden! We will also explore the wonderful aromas and flavors of using shiitake mushrooms in the kitchen.
Presented by JC Hogan of Earthen Arts Ecological Design
Earthen Arts Ecological Design is a regenerative land use & human settlement design service based in the Lehigh Valley
of Eastern Pennsylvania that applies pattern and whole systems thinking to design beneficial interactions within the ecosystems we live.
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This means we design landscapes intended for human use that behave like natural ecosystems.
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We use the patterns of the forests, leaves, streams, and meadows as guides when designing for our human needs. Nature's patterns are time-tested ways that solve design challenges of stability, strength, form, and function. Natural processes have already tested and selected the most optimum ways of transferring and storing energy, building fertility, and cleaning toxins. Designing our environments to behave as & interact with the natural cycles results in resilience in the face of stronger storms, stretches of drought, blizzards and other
increasingly erratic weather patterns.
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The name Earthen Arts is a reflection of the unique way we approach land/watershed restoration design. Owner/Designer/Builder, JC Hogan, is a skilled artist & graphic designer who decided to start making art with dirt and a shovel instead of a desk and a computer. Now what is created on paper with colored pencils becomes living, breathing, multi-functional, multi-dimensional, and productive landscapes.
Earthen Arts is all about creating beautiful resilient, and naturally regenerative home & farm environments. https://earthenartsdesign.weebly.com