Backyard Ginseng and Mushroom Production Classes
A Great Class for “Shady” People!
Dates: Thursdays, October 10, October 17, or October 24, 2019 (registration limited to 15 people for each day)
Location: Deep Woods Mushrooms, 70 Deep Woods Rd, Mills River, NC 28759
9:30 a.m. to noon – Morning Mushroom Session ($25.00) – Learn about cultivation of a variety of mushrooms, get hands-on experience and learn how to inoculate your own mushroom logs. All tools will be provided.
Noon to 1 p.m. – Wood-fired pizza lunch ($20 per person)- Make your own with fresh local ingredients (plenty of shrooms!)
1 to 4 p.m. – Afternoon ginseng session (Free with registration- $40 for ¼ lb of stratified seed)
Topics will include site selection, soil fertility requirements, site preparation, planting methods, production issues-(pest mitigation and disease control), poaching issues, security on private property, & companion plants for ginseng, etc.
To register: call or email Bart Renner at N.C. Cooperative Extension of Transylvania County at 828.884.2109 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
ALSO! The Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Transylvania County will be selling copies of Jeanine Davis’s book “Growing & Marketing Ginseng and Other Woodland Medicinals.”
Additional ginseng seed is available upon request.
Dr. “Ginseng Jim” Hamilton- Watauga County Extension Director (October 17 only)
Greg Carter “Fun-guy” – Deep Woods Mushrooms
Margaret Bloomquist- NC State University Research Associate
Bart Renner- Transylvania County Extension Director