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Mushroom Gardening Workshop

Hosted by the Austin Organic Gardeners and Central Texas Mycology

September 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

Included with admission, free for Conservancy members

Join us for an in-person workshop about what people are calling the “earth’s internet.” Everyone is talking about the invisible, underground network that connects most plants and distributes water and nutrients.

This workshop will give you the practical knowledge to learn how to use recycled mushroom blocks to build healthy soil, sequester carbon, increase water retention, feed the soil web, your plants, and eventually you! This workshop will cover the basic biology and then we will show you low-cost and low-tech ways to recycle SMS and other organic matter back into the soil and also grow delicious Vitamin D-filled culinary mushrooms! These basic techniques require no special equipment or electricity, and can all be done outdoors using organic materials found on most farms and gardens. Let’s build healthy soil together!

What to Bring: Bring your own bucket. 5-gallon containers: planter pot, bucket, laundry basket, milk crate, or crate for vegetables, wire mesh container like a birdhouse, strawberry pot. Any container with holes in it will work. Do not buy anything new, there are many ways to recycle and use these materials.

This will take place in the Oak Grove at Zilker Botanical Garden.

Austin Organic Gardeners

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Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78746
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