The Science behind Shiitake

The Science behind Shiitake


March 15, 2024    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


White Pond Farm
26 White Pond Road, Stow, Massachusetts, 01775

Event Type

Double the fun! Two workshops in one!

Duration: Both workshops will take around 30 minutes. There will be a 30 minute Q&A after both workshops.
Program Type: In-person only
Cost: Free, Registration Preferred (limited to 20 people, register early!)
Speakers: Elizabeth Almeida of Fat Moon Mushrooms & Andrew Mintz of White Pond Farm

Description of Event:
Elizabeth will talk about the basics about mushroom anatomy & life cycle and then show how to grow mushrooms with grow kits.

Andrew will then demonstrate how to inoculate logs with shiitake mushroom spores. He will clean a log, drill holes, inoculate each hole, seal each hole with cheese wax and staple in a identifying aluminum tag on the end of the log. During this process, he will have someone volunteer to help him. Q&A during and after his workshop.

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Andrea Grossman, District Administrator, at 978-303-8272 or email

This event is co-sponsored by the Middlesex Conservation District and Fat Moon Mushrooms.

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