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Extension Service plans mushroom workshop


The Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, along with the faculty of the University of Maryland College Park, will sponsor a Mushroom Production Workshop Nov. 11.

Producing specialty products such as shiitake and oyster mushrooms for the market can be lucrative. Demand for those and other specialty mushrooms is increasing in the United States as interest in diversifying diets, lowering fat and cholesterol intake and exploring new tastes rises.

The program focuses on producing specialty mushrooms that are easily used in the home or farm with little special equipment. Classroom and hands-on demonstrations are planned. The workshop will be held at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville.

The program will be held from from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration, doughnuts and coffee.

The fee is $40 per person and includes break beverages and snacks, lunch and all program materials. Registration is required. Information: (301) 432-4492.

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