Me and my friends at Symbiosis are going to be growing lots and lots of mushrooms!
Shiitakes are an amazing way to turn dead hardwood into incredible living delicious and nutritious food. The mushrooms we grow will be used not only to sustain us but also to serve up at our beautiful little traveling cafe - 'The Peasant's Lunchbox'.
We're looking for volunteers who'd like to come and lend a hand in our project, inoculating oak, birch, beech and alder logs from our beautiful woodland in Mid-Devon. We'll be working over the next couple of weeks - until mid January, and we will try to arrange work parties at weekends.
In exchange for a fun day's work you will receive a delicious homemade vegan lunch, everything you need to know about growing your own mushrooms on logs (the same techniques can be applied to growing Oyster Mushrooms, Lion's Mane etc.) and your very own mushroom log to take home with you! (These are often sold for up to £20 each!)
The work will consist of collecting logs from the woodland, drilling, inserting spawn and waxing the logs. All ages are welcome and any help at all is greatly appreciated.
Of course forest garden plants will also be available from the nursery for donations as well.
If you'd like to come along, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or give Charlie a call on 07935906932.
Many Thanks and we look forward to meeting you soon on the farm...
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