There is a camp for just about everything, including mushrooms.
Even though it’s been offered for nearly a decade, Camp Mushroom consistently sells out. To satisfy the waitlist from the April workshop, a one-day workshop was held on June 7 at MacDaniels Nut Grove, Cornell’s forest farming and agroforestry research center located east of the Cornell Orchards.
“Mushroom growing has increased quite rapidly,” said instructor Steve Gabriel, the Cornell Cooperative Extension agroforestry specialist. He is also the co-founder of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and a mushroom grower on Wellspring Forest Farm, which he runs with his wife Elizabeth.