Each of these video series was made to help you understand the process of inoculation. You can also view a playlist of all our mushroom cultivation videos at our YouTube channel.
Lions Mane & Oyster Totems
Stropharia on Woodchip Beds
Mini Business Lessons
These are being released Summer 2018, check back for more and join the listserv below to receive updates.
Lesson 1: Goals and The Mini Business Plan
DOWNLOAD: Mini-Business Plan Worksheet
Lesson 2: Managing Healthy Forests to Acquire Logs
Lesson 3: Optimizing Production & Record Keeping
This presentation highlights the aspects of planning critical to success:
Review best practices for inoculation:
ACTIVITY: Complete a log soaking calendar for your farm to help in decision making.
WANT MORE? Review Best Management Practices for Log-Based Shiitake Cultivation at our downloads page.
Lesson 4: Budgeting & Cash Flow
Best Management Practices Manual PDF (where numbers for budget came from!)
Lesson 5: Market Channel Assessment
DOWNLOAD the Market Channel Assessment Guide from CCE Tompkins County
View Past Workshop Materials
We offered several one-day workshops this past winter in eight locations around New York State this winter focused on farm viability. This is achieved with good business planning and attention to strategies which minimize costs and optimize efficiency. You can view the recordings of presentations given by Agroforestry Extension Specialist Steve Gabriel below:
Lesson One: Strategies for Efficient Cultivation
Lesson Two: From Harvest to Market
Lesson Three: When am I a farm?