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Mushroom Cultivation

This website hosts information on the agroforestry practice of mushroom cultivation. Research at Cornell over the last decade has focused on the cultivation of four species: shiitake, lions mane, oyster, and stropharia.










At this site:

  • Learn HOW TO GROW mushrooms with our factsheets, guides, and videos
  • Read about the ECONOMIC and POLICY issues facing mushroom growers
  • CONNECT with other growers through the Temperate Forest Mushroom Growers Network

This website is a project of the Cornell Small Farms Program. Read about other agroforestry practices that promote the use of trees and forests on farms.


2016 – 2017 Classes and Events:

12th Annual Camp Mushroom

Sunday May 21, 10am to 3pm at Cornell University’s MacDaniels Nut Grove

Camp Mushroom is Cornell University’s annual event for farmers, woodlot owners, and anyone who wants to cultivate their own shiitake, oyster, lions mane, nameko and stropharia mushrooms. Learn techniques for these and inoculate several species hands-on at the historic MacDaniels Nut Grove at Cornell University.

The workshop is a unique beginner/intermediate level workshop for those interested in small-scale forest mushroom cultivation.

COST: $50 includes handouts and a log to take home!




Steve Gabriel

Extension Agroforestry Specialist, Cornell Small Farms Program

15A Plant Science Bldg

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

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