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Mushroom production the focus of WVSU workshop series

Mushroom production the focus of WVSU workshop series

5/7/2013
 
Contact: Brad Cochran
(304) 541-3301
bcochran2@wvstateu.edu
 
May 7, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Mushroom production the focus of WVSU workshop series
 
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – Growing oyster, shiitake and “chicken of the woods” mushrooms is the focus of a new workshop series hosted by West Virginia State University Extension Service at the School of Harmony in Beaver.
“Mushroom production is becoming more and more popular as people see the medicinal benefits of mushrooms, as well as the variety of mushrooms that can be produced,” says Brad Cochran, extension associate for Agriculture & Natural Resources. “Mushroom production is a great way to use a variety of recycled natural materials to grow a delicious and healthy product.”
Three courses will take place at the School of Harmony in May and June, all from 10 a.m. to noon, as follows:
·       Shiitake Mushroom Production – May 15
·       Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Production – May 29
·       Oyster Mushroom Production – June 12
The oyster mushroom class costs $30; the others cost $20 each. Fees include all materials needed to produce mushrooms at home. Participants can pre-register for all three workshops for a total cost of $60.
To register, contact Brad Cochran at (304) 541-3301 or bcochran2@wvstateu.edu. The School of Harmony is located at 159 Granby Circle in Beaver.
 
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