When April 7 2018, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location Patterson School Campus in Happy Valley off Hwy 268 at 4646 Patterson School Dr. Lenoir, NC
Admission $40 or $35 each if you sign up with a friend
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Drill, wax, and spawn the first log in your new mushroom set-up.

Come out and make your own shitake-growing mushroom log in a hands-on workshop at the Patterson School Incubator Farm! This day will be full of drilling, spawning, and learning about how easy it is to harvest your own fresh mushrooms with just a little know-how. All materials included!

Brooke has been teaching and practicing sustainable agriculture for over 12 years. She has worked in Malawi, Africa, with the ministry of forestry as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching sustainable agriculture and forestry conservation practices. Permaculture is a favorite field of study; Brooke has taught and certified students in the High Country and beyond. She holds a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Systems, Agroecology focus, from Slippery Rock University in PA, where she was privileged to live and work on SRU’s Harmony Homestead, an 83-acre sustainable demonstration site. For the past ten years, Brooke managed the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm at Appalachian State University, a 157-acre historic farm located in Ashe County, NC. She has taught courses on agroforestry, soils, sustainable development, permaculture, agroecology practicum, and has supervised countless internships. Her main interests lie in the fields of permaculture and soil rejuvenation. She lives to connect people with the tools and knowledge they need to produce food in alignment with Nature for healthier communities and ecosystems.

The Patterson School Incubator Farm is a system to help aspiring homesteaders and farmers get started making a living off the land. We’re revitalizing a century-old boarding school property into a community space focused on sustainable agriculture and traditional arts, and you are invited to become a crucial part of that community.