I couldn't have said it better my self so why try .This educational 1-day workshop will serve to set-up an outdoor edible mushroom growing experiment. Using 1 cord of wood (aspen, pine, spruce, salix spp), we will set up outdoor log piles inoculated with 4 different species of fungi spawn to determine the viability of this type of culture in the Whitehorse area, and determine which combinations perform best in our climate. The workshop participants will gain knowledge about the fungi’s life history, local species and will also gain hands-on experience working with fungi spawn to make their own edible mushroom-producing logs at home.
So In short I now have a log hanging in my bathroom that has been inoculated with Shiitake mushrooms that should produce if all goes well in the next couple years.
On another Note, I was discussing with the Directer of GIG what their next project would be and it sounds like they are interested in pursuing aquaponics which is something I have long been interested in and researching. I contacted a friend of mine who ran a government sponsored project on hydroponics to see if he had any insight on Aquapnics. Lucky for me, he had begun researching aquaponics in the hopes of pursuing it, unfortunately he was not able to get the necessary funding. That being said he Had a lot of resources on Aquaponics and lent me a text book on aquaculture to read threw. I believe in the next few months I should be able to start planing and designing a small start up system. I will also be introducing my friend to the director of GIG in the hopes that they can team up and get the funding in order to get a aquaponics research project up and running.
Well, I think that's all I'v got for now, I'm not sure how often I will be updating but when ever I have something worth mentioning I will do my best to remember to post!