Mushroom Experiment at Poverty Lane Orchards

When Lebanon’s Energy and Facilities Manager, Tad Mongomery, first toured Canillas Community Garden this spring, it was fungus on a dead tree stump that immediately attracted his attention.


“Dryad’s Saddle” he observed, “They’re edible if you get them young.”  Who knew mushroom foraging was among Tad’s many talents and interests? So it came as no surprise to learn that he is currently conducting an experiment with morel mushrooms in Lebanon. Rather than foraging for these elusive and highly-valued mushrooms, Tad is attempting to cultivate them under apple trees at Poverty Lane Orchards. Read more


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