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Mushrooms may be the most fascinating organisms on the planet. With over 2,189 types of edible mushrooms that grow around the world, there are so many unique varieties to explore.¬†Join Will Nelson, gardener extraordinaire, in this class to learn how to cultivate your own gourmet and medicinal mushrooms at home. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a curious novice, this hands-on workshop will equip you with the skills to cultivate mushrooms both indoors and outdoors. During the workshop, participants will be able to examine and feel the variety of materials involved in growing mushrooms, including mycelium and substrate. Participants will receive a take-home grow kit of either Lions Mane or Reishi mushrooms to get started on your growing journey.

Fees: Member $50, Non-Member $60

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x320 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $50

Register Non-Member $60

Saturday, August 24, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Will NelsonAbout the Instructor

As the Digital Content Strategist at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Will Nelson has not only found a career but a deep-rooted obsession that has continued to blossom. In 2021, Will took his love for plants to the next level and founded “Will To Plant,” a venture that includes a backyard plant nursery and tabling at local markets. His expertise has led him to conduct workshops on plants and mushroom cultivation all across Virginia. Through these endeavors, he has brought the wonders of nature closer to the community, inspiring many to develop their green spaces and cultivate their own gardens. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener looking to expand your skills or a complete beginner, Will’s workshops are designed to cater to all levels, as he believes that anyone can develop a green thumb with the right guidance and passion.