Location: Treasure Lake, 2590 Lawrenceburg Ferry Road, Petersburg, KY
Facilitators: Romain Picasso and Doug Crouch
Date: April 18th, 2020, Saturday 9:30-5:00
Includes the following:
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Camping is allowed for a small separate fee
Mycology and mushroom inoculation can be daunting. Education can cure overwhelm! This course will go through the many steps, both hands-on and theoretically. First we must learn the basics of mycology and how this translates to mushroom inoculation. We will continue our ecology studies and active forest enhancement series by identifying trees that are needing to be cut. We will have a demonstration of tree felling so you can get comfortable with sourcing one of the raw materials for the inoculation; logs. From there we will get hands on by dividing the group into two and having two different tasks, which will be repeated so each group gets to do both log inoculation and wine cap woodchip bed inoculation. The theory in the morning will be an indoor lecture and also viewing existing systems that will be expanding this late winter/ early spring here at Treasure Lake. See the schedule below for of a more detailed look at how the day will flow.
Trained as both a Permaculture Designer and Fish and Wildlife Manager, Doug has extensive knowledge surrounding landscape planning and food production systems. This regenerative design and implementation work spans the globe ranging in contexts and climates including tropical agro-forestry, Mediterranean organic gardening, and temperate suburban edible landscaping. To facilitate this work he founded TreeYo Permaculture thus building off his other formal training in small business management. Incorporating this knowledge and experience into sustainability educational programming has now become Doug’s main focus as he continues his ecological design and holistic development at Treasure Lake.
Treasure lake is local small business focused on recreation and education in nature which been in the Crouch family since 1983. It’s a wonderfully scenic place hidden in the hills of the Northwestern Corner of Northern Kentucky and Boone County only 22 miles from downtown Cincinnati. We have been hard at work developing the broad acre forest for bio-diversity and wild food abundance for nearly 20 years through active forest enhancement techniques pioneered by Doug. Furthermore, the following Permaculture elements and functions that can be experienced are: