Rumor has it that the soil temperatures are warm enough to start finding morel mushrooms in some parts of Iowa.
For mushroom lovers who can’t find morels, or anyone else with an interest in fungi, Prairiewoods is offering a workshop on growing mushrooms.
Read on for details from Prairiewoods:
Joyful Gardening: Grow Your Own Mushrooms
Do you want to grow your own mushrooms? Learn the ins and outs of mushroom cultivation on hardwood logs on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This is a hands-on workshop at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) in which you’ll help establish shiitake and oyster mushroom logs.
Facilitator Todd Mills also will teach you inoculation techniques, log care and stacking methods for both incubation and cultivation.
If you have a shady place in your yard, bring a hardwood log and go home with your own starter kit. This will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.
The cost is $15, and registration and payment are required by April 18.
For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.