Oyster Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

Do you love mushrooms, but get nervous about foraging? Learn how to grow your own oyster mushrooms in a hands-on workshop at Decorah Public Library from 5:30-7 on Thursday, September 22. Adam Bohach, Decorah High School Biology teacher and owner of Tailwind Acres will teach participants everything they need to know about how to grow their own oyster mushrooms at home in 5-gallon buckets.  

Bohach, a native of Northeast Iowa, has been growing mushrooms on his farm and with his high school biology students for a number of years. He will guide participants through every step of the mushroom cultivation process, from sterilizing the straw that mushrooms grow on to tips on when to harvest perfectly mature mushrooms. Each participant will bring home a bucket that should produce 2-3 lbs of oyster mushrooms over its lifespan. 

Space is limited to 20 people and registration in advance is required. The event is free to attend and participants are encouraged to make a $15 donation to cover the cost of materials.  

For more information, please contact Zach Row-Heyveld at Decorah Public Library – zrow-heyveld@decorahlibrary.org or by calling 563.382.3717. 

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Sep 22 2022


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Decorah Public Library
202 Winnebago St, Decorah, IA 52101


Zach Row-Heyveld
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