Mushroom Walk and Log Inoculation with North Spore

  • Sat, Oct 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Viles Arboretum

    153 Hospital Street
    Augusta, Maine 04330
Ticket Price $80.00 This event is now over

This program is offered in partnership with North Spore

The first part of class will be devoted to covering basic fungal biology and life cycle, mushroom myths/truths, and foraging practices. From there, we’ll head into the forest and scan for mushrooms, discussing our finds as we go. When we get back, we will work as a well-oiled machine to inoculate shiitake logs so everyone can grow mushrooms at home! If there's time we'll discuss other species and techniques you can use to take your mushroom endeavors even further!


About Louis Giller:

Louis Giller has spent about 12 years growing, foraging, and most importantly eating mushrooms. His mycological journey began at the University of Denver where he studied environmental science and conducted oyster mushroom research inspired by Mycologist Paul Stamets. He joined North Spore over 5 years ago where he primarily works on customer service, education, and community outreach.


Gear list: long pants, close-toed shoes, water, snack (optional), basket, knife, work gloves (optional)

Date & Time

Sat, Oct 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Viles Arboretum

153 Hospital Street
Augusta, Maine 04330 Viles Arboretum
Viles Arboretum

Viles Arboretum is a free, easily accessible, botanical garden that is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The space include six miles of trails, 20 botanical collections, and local stone art works (all marked and signed), on 224 acres.

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