WVSU Extension Service Seeks Coffee Drinkers and Mushroom Eaters

WVSU Extension Service Seeks Coffee Drinkers and Mushroom Eaters
Learn to grow mushrooms using coffee grounds at WVSU Extension Service workshop

 INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University Extension Service is seeking coffee drinkers and mushroom eaters for a one-day workshop on growing oyster mushrooms in used coffee grounds. The workshop will take place at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston Thursday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. until noon.

Oyster mushrooms are among the most commonly cultivated and widely eaten mushrooms in the world. “They are a great source of protein,” says Brad Cochran, WVSU extension associate, “and can be easily grown entirely with used coffee grounds.” 

The workshop will illustrate the method for growing mushrooms in coffee grounds and offers a unique option for recycling something commonly discarded after use. 

“Used grounds still have residual nutrients,” says Cocrhan. “They hold moisture well, which provides a solid environment in which mushrooms and other fungi can grow.”

Attendees will receive a kit containing everything needed to begin growing mushrooms at home. Registration is required, along with a $30 fee to cover the cost of materials. Registration must be received by Oct. 15. Call Brad Cochran at 304-541-3301 or e-mail bcochran2@wvstateu.edu to register.

The Rock Lake Community Life Center is located at 801 Lincoln Drive in South Charleston.    
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