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VAC Mushroom Cultivation Course

July 27, 2015, 11:33 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:21 PM
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Volcano Art Center will host a basic mushroom cultivation course with Zach “The Mushroom Guy” Mermel.

The course will include information on basic fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonizes with various materials, like wooden logs and straw. Mermel will teach participants about the health benefits of certain edible and medicinal fungi in Hawai’i.

Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to participate “hands on” as they inoculate their own mushroom kits and logs.

Despite mushrooms being part of the less than glorious fungi kingdom, they play a vital role in a diet, as an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition.

The Aug. 8 workshop will be held from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. and bringing a home lunch is strongly suggested.

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VAC members will pay a $40 course fee, while non-members will pay $50. An additional $25 supply fee is also required.

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Interested participants must pre-register for the event.

To learn more or to register, contact the VAC by calling 967-8222 or visit the VAC website.

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