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Virtual Program: PA Mushrooms

October 14 @ 12:15 pm

In the late 1800s, a florist named William Swayne began successfully growing mushrooms in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Today, Southeastern Pennsylvania has the largest concentration of mushroom farms and more than 60% of all mushrooms produced in the United States are grown in Pennsylvania.

Join Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State Extension Educator, to learn more about the history of mushroom farms in Pennsylvania, the economic impact, current production data, crop production cycle, sustainability and nutrition facts.


This program will be presented via Zoom. If you plan to attend, registration is free, but required. To register to virtually attend the program click here.







About Virtual Learn at Lunchtime:
Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of exciting lectures and presentations.

Presentations will start at 12:15 PM and will last approximately 20 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

Want to watch past programs? Visit PHMC’s YouTube channel to watch all of recorded sessions.


October 14
12:15 pm
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State Museum of Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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