Food From Wood: Mushroom Cultivation

May 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
$70/$65 for VAC Members supplies included
Volcano Art Center

Food From Wood: Mushroom Cultivation with Zach Mermel

It’s back! Instructor Zach Mermel will teach the basics of mushroom cultivation in the “Food From Wood: Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms on Logs, Stumps, and Wood Chips” on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 9am – 2pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition with the added bonus of “easy to grow”. Their health benefits are well known and their ecological advantages are just now being fully realized. Now you can learn basic fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonizes different materials, particularly wooden logs, stumps, and wood chips. You’ll also discover the health benefits of different edible and medicinal fungi in Hawai‘i.

Course fees are $55/$50 VAC members plus a $15 fee, inclusive of supplies. Each participant will depart with a shiitake mushroom log kit, as well as a King Stropharia mushroom kit. Participants will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village for a slideshow lecture, then drive to Shaka Forest Farms on Wright Road in Volcano Village for the hands-on segment of the workshop. Lunch break will occur from 12pm – 1pm.  For more information and to register for the workshop, please call 808-967-8222 or visit


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