Month: March 2017

First meeting of Spring – Weds. April 12!

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We are excited about our speaker for April who has an interesting website called Fungi For the People. . He will speak to us on home cultivation of mushrooms and other topics that are dear to his heart.  Join us at the Environmental Center in downtown Bend, 16 NW Kansas, at 6 PM.  If you would like to join our club, registration will be available at the meeting.  We will have future meetings on Weds., May 10 and  June 14. Stay tuned for more details.

Taken from his website:

Ja Schindler

Ja is the founder and director of Fungi For The People, a non-profit organization with the mission to help build resilient and ecologically enhanced communities. Since 2011, more than 3,000 people from all over the world have joined their hands-on course.

From his research lab, farm and mushroom homestead in Oregon, Ja is cultivating a diversity of projects to support citizen science and ecological restoration.

As part of the Mushroom Cultivation Design Center, he is producing cultivation supplies and mushroom extracts while maintaining a culture library of over 200 mushroom species. Other ongoing projects include developing an open-source mushroom spore bank; mycelium stormwater filtration research with Oregon municipalities; mycelium natural building projects; mushroom Food Forest designs; and progressing natural technologies.

Ja Schindler2These are some of the species Ja works with during his cultivation workshops:

White Elm Oyster – Hypsizygus ulmarius 

Phoenix Oyster: Pleurotus pulmonarius

Golden Oyster:  Pleurotus citrinopileatus

Reishi –  Ganoderma lucidum

Garden Giant –  Stropharia rugoso-annulata

Shiitake – Lentinula edodes          

Shaggy Mane – Coprinus comatus

Shaggy Parasol – Macrolepiota rachodes 

Chicken of the Woods – Laetiporus conifericola

Enoki – Flammulina velutipes

Lion’s Mane – Herecium erinaceus

Maiitake – Grifola frondosa



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