The 'World is Your Oyster' Mushroom: Simple Techniques For Growing Oyster Mushrooms In Your Home

A hands-on make and take fungi tutorial!
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Presented by Mike Corse of Deep Root Mushroom Farm
Saturday, November 5
1 - 3 pm
Attendees at this short but immersive workshop will receive an introduction / crash course in Fungi and Fungi cultivation, including a tour of the Shiitake yard with an explanation of Shiitake cultivation.  Next will be Oyster mushrooms on straw, demonstrating three methods - "stinky straw," hydrated lime and stovetop methods.  Hands-on mushroom cultivation will follow, using blue oyster mushroom spore.  Additionally, there will be a tour of the "grow room," lab and homestead.

Mike Corse is owner/operator of Deep Root Mushroom Farm where he has been growing shiitake and oyster mushrooms since 2010.  Currently Deep Root Mushroom Farm sells at the Canton and Potsdam Farmers Market, Nature's Storehouse in Canton and occasionally to Jake's On The Water in Hannawa Falls.
Deep Root Mushroom Farm is ever growing, or "mushrooming," with plans to expand into other markets and introduce new mushroom varieties soon.  Mike is also the head cook at Nature's Storehouse in Canton where his mushrooms sometimes show up on the menu.
Mike and his wife Maria, live deep in the woods of Pierrepont, N.Y. on their off-grid homestead, with one dog, two cats and several billion mushroom spores. 

Approximately 10 miles from downtown Canton and Potsdam, NY.  Exact details, including directions, will be included in the RSVP Confirmation that is sent to all registered participants.


  • For this unique learning experience, a $27 general public, $49 couple/family of two (with 1 mushroom bag), $15 student donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.
  • Participants will go home with your own starter bag of oyster mushrooms as part of the workshop cost!
  • Additional bags are available from Deep Root Mushroom Farm for $18 each.
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.

Due to limited space, you will need to register for this hands-on workshop in advance.  There will likely be a wait list (first-come, first served if there are cancellations), so please register soon! 

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.

          Presented By
Deep Root Mushroom Farm
Check them out at both the Potsdam and Canton Farmers Market!

Coordinated by

Local Living Venture


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   T h e   L o c a l   L i v i n g  V e n t u r e
Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

The Local Living Venture is coordinated entirely by volunteers.
With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

A 501(c)(3) non-profit, made possible with support from North Country Savings Bank
Website made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation

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November 5th, 2016 1:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
Pierrepont, NY 13617
United States

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