Mushroom growing class scheduled for Ghent

[GHENT, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical College is offering a gourmet mushroom growing class on Tuesday, November 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center, Ghent.

Restaurants are in need of local suppliers of “hard-to-get” mushrooms, some may be priced as high as $200 per pound when dried. Students will be prepared to help meet the need of supplying mushrooms. Participants will learn about mushroom growing, identifying mushrooms and how to build a hoop house or shade house.

Pre-registration for the course is required by November 10.  The cost is $30. 

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register contact Gloria Kincaid at or Jeanne Stone at

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).

Last updated on: Oct. 31, 2017