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Cultivation and Cooking -- At-home Oyster Mushrooms

March 22, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program is only offered through Zoom.

John Michelotti shares what fungi are and how they interact with their environment as well as cultivation techniques. With a focus onto practical, at-home methods you can implement anywhere John will review the process of up-cycling and demonstrate how to grow oyster mushrooms from house-hold waste products like cardboard and coffee grounds. Explore the health benefits of mushrooms and how to harvest and prepare oyster mushrooms that you grow.

John aims to empower you to grow and cook your own mushrooms on an at-home scale for years to come!

Each participant will receive a PDF of instructions on how to grow oysters indoors.

About The Speaker:

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi. As former President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), John co-founded the Catskill Regional Mycoflora Project as well as the Gary Lincoff Memorial Scholarship. He serves as Medicinal Mushroom Committee Chair and is a Poison Control Consultant for the North American Mycological Association. He is an instructor for the Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification courses in NY. He was chosen by the Catskill Center as a “Steward of the Catskills” for his contribution to the environment. He served on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to develop ecological standards in mushroom production. John has presented at the New York Botanical Gardens, Telluride Mushroom Festival, and North American Mycological Association Annual Foray, as well as several colleges and universities. His goal is to educate and inspire people to work with fungi to improve their health, communities, and the environment.



This program is sponsored by the Adirondack Experience and Albany Public Library

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