Mushroom production the focus of WVSU workshop

Contact: Brad Cochran
(304) 541-3301
Sept. 13, 2013
Mushroom production the focus of WVSU workshop
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – Growing shiitake mushrooms is the focus of a West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service workshop at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston Thursday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.

“Mushroom production is becoming more and more popular as people see the health benefits of mushrooms, as well as the variety of mushrooms that can be produced,” said WVSU Extension Agent Brad Cochran. “Shiitake is a well-known and delicious variety that is easy to grow in your own backyard.”

During the hands-on workshop, participants will see the processes involved in mushroom production and receive the materials needed to begin growing their own at home.

A $20 fee is required to cover the cost of materials. To register, contact Brad Cochran at (304) 541-3301 or

Rock Lake Community Life Center is located at 801 Lincoln Ave. in South Charleston.
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, WV. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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