May 22, 2016 9:00 am

Kalihiwai Community Garden, 5545 Kahiliholo Rd, Kilauea

Kalihiwai Community Garden, 5545 Kahiliholo Rd, Kilauea

(808) 828-0685

Tammy at (541) 510-9658

Sunday, 22nd, 2016 9am-1pm. At the Kalihiwai Community Garden Greenhouse Malama Kaua`i Community Farm on Kahiliholo Road in Kalihiwai.

Explore the mystery and magic of the world of fungi… learn how to coax majestic angel wings from a bucket of coffee grounds. Join Tammy Davis as she shares her love and fascination of the unbelievable world of edible and medicinal mushrooms.  Hands-on activities that will get you started cultivating your own homegrown crop of edible mushrooms. Get the latest on how mushrooms are being used for bioremediation to clean up hazardous wastes and for non-toxic pest control. You will come away having learned how to incorporate mushroom cultivation into your garden or permaculture site.

Workshop includes:

Slideshow highlighting the role of fungi in the ecosystem, many of the amazing properties of mushrooms, and many of Tammy’s past projects using cultivated species

Learn to grow mushrooms on coffee grounds and learn to clone some local varieties of Oyster mushrooms

Inoculation of ‘bunker spawn’ on wood chips with Garden Giant Stropharia Mushrooms, and discussion bioremediation filters.

Solutions for using mushrooms to break down compost, boost the vitality of your garden vegetables, and filter your greywater

Learn the most important identifying characteristics of fungi and how to utilize identification keys.

What to bring: Water, mosquito protection (long sleeved shirt & pants, bug repellent), snacks and/or lunch, notebook & pen or digital note taking device, camera.

Registration is $25.