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Penn State sets Shitake Mushroom Growers School


Penn State Extension offers Shiitake Mushroom Growers School at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.

The hands-on school will cover the primary information needed to grow Shiitake mushrooms on natural logs. Topics include Mushroom 101, Tree Selection, Log Inoculation, Stacking/Fruiting, and Marketing/Business Planning.

The instructors and organizers of this program are: John Pecchia, Penn State University; Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, John Wodehouse, Megan Chawner, and Christi Graver from Penn State Extension.

Each participant will get to take home one inoculated log. Bring a pair of outdoor work gloves for use during the hands-on process.

The cost to attend is $85 and includes all materials needed. To register visit: or call Penn State Extension Customer Service Team at 1-877-345-0691.

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. For an accommodation or questions about the physical access provided, call the Lehigh County Extension office at 610-391-9840.