Clearpool Model Forest Workshop: Shiitake Inoculation

Sunday, October 14, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road
Carmel, New York

Please click on “Model Forest Events 18-19” when registering online.

Workshop for environmental stewards

The Lower Hudson Valley is filled with magnificent forests which benefit wildlife and filter our water supply. Our forests also support our communities and a uniquely delicious product, the shiitake mushroom. In this workshop, you will be given a hands-on introduction to producing log-grown shiitake. You will learn what makes shiitake mushrooms a fantastic local product as well as take the first steps in production by inoculating your own log.

Learning how to grow shiitake mushroomsLearn how to grow shiitake mushrooms

This introductory workshop is designed for adult participants and held in partnership with natural resource professionals from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County and the Watershed Agricultural Council. The session will include an indoor component and an outdoor demonstration, so we ask participants to dress accordingly.


Contact Matt Smetana, Model Forest Facilitator at or 845.216.0239


There is a $15 fee for the workshop, which includes an inoculated log to take home. Additional logs available for inoculation and purchase. Space is limited, advance registration is required.

When registering online, please be sure to click on “Model Forest Events 18-19” instead of “Public Programs”