|Log-Grown Specialty Mushroom System for the Small Landowner- Justin O’Dea, Regional Agricultural Specialist, Washington State University Extension
(45 minutes) Abstract: Forest farming specialty mushrooms like shiitake, lions mane, oysters, and wine caps present a unique opportunity for farm and forest owners to diversify production and put something new on the dinner table. Justin will discuss what’s required to start a “forest-grown” mushroom system, including local substrate choices, inoculation process, fruiting, harvesting, and common pitfalls to avoid.
Bigleaf Maple Syrup Production in the Pacific Northwest – Gregory Ettl, Associate Professor, University of Washington
(45 minutes) Abstract: The University of Washington has established research trails examining bigleaf maple syrup production in this region. Gregory will discuss the ecology of bigleaf maple, sap flow in response to climate, sap extraction, and scaling from hobby to commercial production.
(30 minutes) QA + session survey