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Workshop on growing mushrooms offered

Local gardeners are discovering a crop that does its best work in damp, shady conditions.
Watauga Cooperative Extension Service agent Richard Boylan said that even after more than seven years of offering workshops in the area, the extension service still gets requests for more information on shiitake mushrooms.
While many producers grow mushrooms for home use, it's also become a commodity at local farmers' markets, selling for between $10 and $20 a pound.

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