Diversify with Mushrooms


Workshop audio recording from the 2017 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Lindsey Bender
Saturday Session II

You can grow mushrooms on materials you probably already have on your farm, and have a unique crop to diversify your produce. Learn various ways to cultivate gourmet and medicinal mushrooms on compost, straw, wood chips, or logs. Explore your options from low-maintenance Wine Cap beds all the way to large-scale production of Shiitake and other wood-decaying fungi on logs.

Lindsey Bender is the mycologist for Field and Forest Products, Inc. in Peshtigo, Wis. The business provides certified organic mushroom spawn for the cultivation of over 30 specialty mushroom strains.