I went to a mushroom workshop yesterday. And the most important thing I learned is that I have enough on my plate.
With mushrooms, it’s kind of all or nothing. You can get a $20 kit from the co-op and have a little thing going on in your kitchen. Or you can invest some serious time into growing fungi on logs and in wood chips or straw and have some serious mycology happening.
I really didn’t see any place for some.
So, I have a log with spawn plugged in it and the knowledge that bees, fruit trees, vegetable beds, flowers, herbs and potential chickens is probably enough.
I expect I’ll get mushrooms a couple of times a year for a couple of years and then I’ll be done.
Hopefully, there will be good mushrooms showing up at local farmers markets fairly soon. The guys that did the workshop have a spot at Carrboro on Wednesdays, so that is a good start.