What is the point of having a bike if not to carry your Shiitake mushroom spore-ed and waxed log home from a mushroom cultivation workshop? This was just one of the many great workshops offered at a nearby rec center through DC Parks and Recreation.

Turns out it’s easy –

*  Got a (fresh cut hardwood) log?
*  Got a drill to make the right sized holes in the log?
*  Got mushroom spawn (medium that holds the spores)?
*  Got a wax to seal the spore in the holes?

If the answer to these is yes, then you’re well on your way (in just a few months) to enjoying homegrown shiitake mushrooms.

Why mushrooms? They’re nutrient rich (Vitamin B, D, iron), low in calories, high in fiber – and isn’t it fun to eat fungi?

You can also check out this TED talk on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world.

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