markjones-1Mark is owner, operator, and mycologist of Sharondale Mushroom Farm in Cismont, VA. SMF provides the highest quality mushrooms, spawn, tools and supplies, and workshops about cultivating mushrooms. SMF specializes in gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for restaurants and retailers in Central Virginia. Our high quality mushroom spawn produces abundant crops for hobby growers and small farmers. At SMF, we continue to innovate low tech, low input methods for cultivation of the native and naturalized mushroom strains we develop, and support farmers with fungi important to building a resilient agroecology.sharondale-logo

Conference Session:

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
Learn how to grow several different types of mushrooms using low-tech, low-cost methods in your garden or woodlot. Discussions will include biology and ecology of fungi, using mushrooms for personal and ecological health, and methods for cultivating shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, reishi, and other mushrooms in wood, straw, and compost.
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