A full tour of BGWA members had a fascinating introduction to the world of growing woodland mushrooms this past Saturday. Many thanks go to Wylie Mycologicals, and owner/tour guide Micky, for being so generous to offer their time and open their facility to us. Whether you were part of the group or not, you will likely find the pictures posted on the 2014 Events page to be of interest.
BGWA members may be interested to attend the first Western Ontario Woodlot Expo (WOWE), Sat Nov 15 in Atwood (just SW of Listowel), sponsored by the Ontario Woodlot Association in partnership with Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association. This year’s theme is “Maple” and they have lined up a number of guest speakers to provide up to date, practical knowledge on chainsaw safety, invasive species, and government grants for woodlot owners. Download the flyer (JPEG – 1 meg) for details.
We have arranged a tour of Wylie Mycologicals, a local woody mushroom facility, for BGWA members and guests on Saturday, October 18, from 2PM-4PM. This facility manufactures Red Oak sawdust woodblocks for the production of woody specialty mushrooms such as Shiitake, Oyster and Enoki. As well they produce spawn for outdoor mushrooms such as Shaggy Mane, Wine Cap , and Morrels. Continue reading
The BBQ description said “rain or shine” and it was worth having confidence in because, despite the rain, there was a great turnout of former BCWA and GCWA members for this well-organized event. Whether you were able to attend or not (you missed an interesting tour, including seeing albino trout!), pictures are posted on the 2014 Events Page. (I have removed what was the GCWA member area password so that all BGWA members can access this page.)
Just one week to go until our annual BBQ and get together… new members, old members, prospective members, all welcome! Complete details and registration here.
Details for the BBQ & tour, including google location map and online registration are now available - Annual BBQ info click here.
Its official, as of August first, the Grey County Woodlot Association no longer exists. We are now the Bruce Grey Woodlot Association. Following from resolutions at both associations’ AGMs, the boards have been hard at work on this and, on July 28th, 2014 met in Sulfur springs to finalize the details of the amalgamation. A temporary board has been set up that will govern the organization until such time as we can have elections. Thank you for your patience during this process as it does take a lot of time and effort for changes to occur. The new amalgamated association will allow us to operate more efficiently and combine our efforts better to provide tours, events, etc, for members. The revised and approved Constitution will be posted on this web site shortly. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you all at the fall BBQ where we can meet and welcome the new members. ~Lee Thurston.