Join Drs. Glen Stanosz and Scott Bowe, UW-Madison, for an introduction to Shiitake mushroom cultivation. This hands-on demonstration will begin with a discussion of the life cycle of Shiitake mushrooms. We will demonstrate how hardwood logs are prepared, inoculated, and tended to grow these delicious mushrooms. Come ready to work! Participants will be asked to form an assembly line to prepare and inoculate logs that can be taken home at the end of the session. You will have an opportunity to perform each step in the Shiitake process so you have the skills to build your own mushroom garden.