Shiitake Logs!

The Summer Youth Team learned about cultivating edible shiitake mushrooms on logs and then applied those skills first-hand.  Mushrooms can be grown on urban waste products in shaded environments – to either earn money or remediate contaminated soils.

1. Drill holes in the logs

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2.  Inoculate the logs by putting spawn into the holes

 

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Step 3:  Cover the holes and the ends of the logs with hot beeswax, to prevent contamination

 

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Don’t forget the recycled tin can  labels!!!!

 

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