Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation with North Spore - Pineland Farms, Inc. Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation with North Spore - Pineland Farms, Inc.

may, 2024

This is a repeating event

sat11may1:00 pm3:00 pmOutdoor Mushroom Cultivation with North Spore

Event Details

Date & Time: May 11th or May 25th – 1pm-3pm

Event Type: Adult Program

Location: May 11th class will take place at Pineland Farms, directions below – May 25th class will take place at North Spore Mushroom, address below

Fee: $40 per person (open to ages 18 and up) | Pre-registration Required.



Have you been looking for a way to level up and diversify your garden? Maybe you have a shady, soggy section in your yard that isn’t suited to vegetables? If this sounds like you, learning to be a mushroom farmer with North Spore is the answer! The focus of this class will be to educate participants in two different outdoor mushroom cultivation methods:

  1. Log Inoculation
  2. Mushroom Beds

Over the course of 2 hours, we will explore fundamental principles of mushroom cultivation, discuss the many benefits of growing mushrooms, learn about various species and their growth parameters, and of course, create mushroom logs and a mushroom bed. Every participant will be able to take the log (approx. 2.5 feet) they inoculate home to care for and produce tasty mushrooms!

What you bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Long pants
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Eye protection
  • Work gloves
  • Notebook (optional)


Questions? Contact the Education Department: 207.650.3031 or education@pinelandfarms.org


Are you visiting with a group of 10 or more? Please use our group visit sign-up form to learn more about group pricing.


Directions to the Education Barn at Pineland Farms (May 4th class):

Follow GPS directions to the Market at 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, Maine. Continue past the Market on Farm View Drive and take your first left onto Valley Farm Rd. Follow Valley Farm Rd. until you see the Smokehouse Visitors Center (white silo) on the right-hand side. Take the right-hand turn immediately after the Smokehouse down to the Family Farmyard. The Education Barn is the largest barn in the farmyard.


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm