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Popular Mushroom Workshop Returns to Volcano Art Center

January 29, 2018, 9:00 AM HST (Updated January 19, 2018, 12:12 PM)
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Zach Mermel, mushroom workshop instructor. Photo courtesy of Volcano Art Center.

Volcano Art Center will host a class teaching the basics of mushroom cultivation called “Food from Wood: Growing Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps and Wood Chips.”

Led by instructor Zach Mermel, the workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Attendees will learn basic fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonize various materials—particularly logs, stumps and wood chips. The class will also explore the health and ecological benefits of various edible and medicinal fungi found in Hawai‘i.

The class fee is $50 for Volcano Art Center members and $55 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Each participant will receive a shiitake mushroom log kit during the class to take home, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit.

For more information and to register, call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org. Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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