• Shiitake mushrooms from Fungi Ally at the Amherst Farmers Market. Gazette file photo

Recorder Staff
Monday, February 12, 2018

NEW SALEM — Do you want to grow mushrooms at home but don’t know where to start?

That’s the question Julia Coffey of Mycoterra Farm, a mushroom farm in South Deerfield, will tackle Feb. 22 during a presentation on mushroom farming starting at 6 p.m. in the New Salem Public Library, 23 South Main St.

“Her talk will include an overview of the mushroom life-cycle and the basic ecology of saprophytic fungi,” a press statement about event advertises. “She’ll cover basic DIY mushroom growing techniques using a variety of species of mushroom growing kits and an in-depth introduction into mushroom log culturing.”

There’s a suggested donation of $10 to $20 at the door. Mushroom kits will be available to purchase there. The event is sponsored by the New Salem Agricultural Commission. Those who wish to attend should RSVP beforehand to: nsagcommission@gmail.com Any questions should be directed to the same email address.