CEFS hosts workshops on ginger, shiitake mushroom production

Date posted: February 10, 2012

shiitake mushrooms(Photo courtesy USDA, Keith Weller)Shiitake mushrooms

Two upcoming workshops in Goldsboro will focus on the production of ginger and shiitake mushrooms. Details and registration information on the two workshops are listed below. For more information, visit the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ website, www.cefs.ncsu.edu.

Shiitake Mushroom Production
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Center for Environmental Farming Systems, 201 Stevens Mill Road, Goldsboro
Registration: Free; contact Lisa Forehand at 919.513.0954 or lisa_forehand@ncsu.edu to register.
Note: Participants are asked to bring three logs to inoculate. Logs should be oak or sweetgum, 4-8 inches in diameter, 4 feet in length.
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Ginger Production Workshop
This workshop is cooperative event between Wayne County Cooperative Extension and CEFS.
Date: Saturday, March 3; 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: CEFS, 201 Stevens Mill Road, Goldsboro
Registration: Free, but participants must pre-register by March 1 (call Diane at 919.731.1525 to reserve a spot).
Workshop organizer: Karen Blaedow, Wayne County Cooperative Extension
Note: This workshop is designed for first-time ginger growers. Presenter Susan Anderson of East Branch Ginger will give an overview of edible ginger (Zingiber officinale) production.

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