Satisfy your mycology interests at the Volcano Art Center’s Mushroom Cultivation workshop taught by Big Island resident Zach Mermel. Instructor Zach will teach the basics of fungal biology and how fungal mycelium colonizes different materials, particularly wooden logs and straw. He will also cover the health benefits of different edible and medicinal fungi in Hawaii. Attendees will gain hands on experience inoculating their own mushroom kits as well as logs which they can take home at the end of the day.
The workshop will be held Saturday, August 9 from 10am – 3pm with a break from 12pm – 1pm (please bring a lunch.) Course fees are $40 for VAC members and $50 for non-members plus a $25 supply fee. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register for the workshop contact Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.