Food Workshops
at Eden Hall Campus

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Explore your love of food at Eden Hall.

Food is a treat for the senses, but we find it to be just as stimulating for the mind. Join us at any or all of our upcoming food workshops – covering topics like bread baking, mushroom cultivation and production, chocolate, coffee, fermentation, the apple harvest, and more – to learn the techniques of food preparation and production. What you'll learn will turn your appreciation into so much more.


Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation and Production Workshop

Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation and Production Workshop

Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 AM-02:00 PM
Chatham University Eden Hall Campus Lodge
$50/per person, includes lunch

Join Tony Miga from the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment for a workshop all about shiitake mushrooms. Workshop participants will get hands-on experience inoculating logs and each person will receive a mushroom log to take home. All aspects of growing shiitake mushrooms will be covered. The workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in cultivating shiitakes from a backyard scale to a small commercial operation. There will be ample opportunities to discuss, ask questions, and network with other folks in the region interested in the exciting world of mycology.


Workshop Instructors

Bread Baking

Shauna Kearns is a baker and teacher from Toronto, Ontario. A 2016 graduate of Chatham's M.A. in Food Studies Program, Kearns has worked at wood-fired ovens and bakeries worldwide, including the UK, US and Canada.

Emily Schostack is a candidate in Chatham's M.A. in Food Studies Program. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, she worked for several years as a baker in her home state of New Jersey. Emily currently works with Shauna to help develop and facilitate bread making workshops.

Workshop Instructors

Mushroom Cultivation & Production

Tony Miga, Eden Hall Farm Manager
Tony Miga is a graduate of the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment's Master of Sustainability program and is currently the Eden Hall Campus Farm Manager. Tony has also instructed an assortment of workshops on a range of topics at Eden Hall.

CONTACT: Hallie Jensen • • 412-365-1347