Shiitake Fundamentals Make-n-Take

~ a hands-on, make-n-take event ~
Saturday, May 12  (new date!)
10 am to 3 pm

Pyrites, NY near Canton (RSVP for location, see 'To Register' below)
Attendance limit of 15 participants!

From Spawn Runs to Soup Recipes ~ you will leave with a ready to go plugged log you worked on, instructions, and the knowledge to start your own delicious fungal forest!  And even a soup recipe or two!
Join our generous volunteer Presenter Bob Wagner of North Woods Shiitake to learn about raising gourmet quality Shiitake mushrooms. We will extract hardwood logs from the surrounding forest, a feat that will require work gloves and appropriate clothes. Then we will inoculate them with commercial plug spawn. We will seal the holes with wax, and go back into the woods to lay them up according to tradition. Finally, we will enjoy a sampling of fresh Shiitakes (weather dependent.)


Limited attendance - you must RSVP for a spot in this very popular workshop - there will be only the one session for up to 15 participants.


  • For this unique learning experience, a $40 general public, $25 student donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.
  • Participants will take home one plugged Shiitake log as part of the workshop fee; one additional log per person will be available for purchase on a limited basis for $15 each. 
  • Please indicate your interest in an additional log when you RSVP.
  • Donations can be made by cash or check to "Local Living Venture" and are collected on site during registration.
  • Reduced Rate / Scholarships are available upon request, keeping in consideration that there are material costs for this workshop.  Donations are collected on site.

Please note that our Presenters are generous volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, because your donation is a major means of our support as a small community organization.

Send email to or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
Please note the workshop name,  number in party, contact phone number(s) and email address when reserving.
Email confirmation with location, directions, and FAQ will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.
Photo Credits: LLV & Bob Wagner of North Woods Shiitake
Happy Workshop Attendees with their Plugged Logs in 2012
A Beautiful Basket of Shiitakes
Working on sealing the logs!
Presented by

Bob Wagner

North Woods Shiitake

Coordinated with
Local Living Venture
Serious Fun * Delightful Education

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315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

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May 12th, 2018 10:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
RSVP for exact location
Pyrites, NY 13677
United States
Phone: 315-347-4223
Mobile: 315-261-1926

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