Simple and Advanced Techniques for Growing Shiitake, Oyster, Lion's Mane, and Maitake Mushrooms at Home
Author: Stephen Russell
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Offers guidance and instructions for creating ideal environments for growing oyster, shiitake, lion's mane, and maitake mushrooms.
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.
An Illustrated Guide to Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home
Author: Tavis Lynch
Publisher: Quarry Books
Mushrooms are popping up everywhere! On restaurant menus, in grocery aisles, at local farmer’s markets, and not just the ubiquitous white buttons we’ve seen for years. What once were exotic are now almost commonplace -- shiitake, chanterelle, cremini, enoki, the list grows longer every year. Understanding how mushrooms grow is crucial to successfully cultivating them, and Mushroom Cultivation offers comprehensive instruction both on how mushrooms grow and how you can cultivate them yourself to enrich your soil, speed up your composting, and even to suppress weeds. Some cultivate mushrooms for medicinal use or make them into teas and tinctures. After reading Mushroom Cultivation, you'll discover that growing a mushroom is really no more difficult than growing a tomato. You just need a slightly different set of skills.
How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi
Author: Peter McCoy
Interwoven with short essays on the lessons of the fungi, Radial Mycology begins with chapters that explore the uniqueness of fungal biology, the critical ecological roles of micro and macro fungi, how to accurately identify mushrooms and mycorrhizal fungi, the importance of lichens as medicines and indicators of environmental quality, and the profound influences that fungi have held on the evolution of all life and human cultures. With this foundation laid, the reader is then equipped to work with the fungi directly. Techniques for making potent fungal medicines, growing fermenting fungi for food, and cheaply cultivating mushrooms using recycled tools (and yet still achieving lab-quality results) are explored in-depth. Subsequent chapters grow far beyond the limits of other books on mushrooms. Detailed information on the principles and practices of natural mushroom farming--largely influenced by the design system of permaculture--is presented along with extensive information on cultivating mycorrhizal fungi and the science of mycoremediation, the application of fungi to mitigate pollution in the environment and in our homes. The book ends with deeper insights into the social effects that fungi present from the reflection of mycelial networks in the design of whole societies to a rigorous examination of the history of psychoactive fungi. Written for the beginner as well as the experienced mycologist, Radical Mycology is an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in Do-It-Yourself (or Do-It-Together) homesteading, community organizing, food security, natural medicine, grassroots bioremediation, and the evolution of human-fungal-ecological relations. More than a book on mushrooms, Radical Mycology is a call to ally with the fungi in all efforts to spawn a healthier world. Heavily referenced and vibrantly illustrated by the author, this unprecedented book will undoubtedly remain a classic for generations to come.
Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
Author: Tradd Cotter
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. The book first guides readers through an in-depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills range from integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4×4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns. For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter offers in-depth coverage of lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity. Readers will discover information on making tinctures, powders, and mushroom-infused honey; making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board; and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans. Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides, Cotter takes “organic” one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinking—one that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.
Author: M. H. Pinkerton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This illustrated guide to commercial mushroom growing is informative to anyone thinking of growing mushrooms on a commercial scale. It contains all of the scientific knowledge and information needed for the person that makes mushroom growing their livelihood.
Author: Lisa Owings
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
How does a tiny spore become an umbrella-shaped mushroom? Follow each step in nature's cycle—from spores drifting in the wind to fully grown mushrooms—in this fascinating book!
A Beginners Guide to Home Cultivation
Author: Benjamin Hirst
Grow Your Own Mushrooms at Home, The Easy Way! Purchase your copy of Mushrooms: A Beginner's Guide To Home Cultivation today - Don't Wait to Start Your Adventure! Can you grow mushrooms at home? Does it require expensive equipment and special know how? Do you want to grow mushrooms at home but think it's too difficult? If so, then Mushrooms: A Beginner's Guide To Home Cultivation is the book you need! See for yourself just how easy it is to grow your own mushrooms indoors. Indoor mushroom growing is a simple process that just about anyone who can follow directions can be successful with. Mushrooms: A Beginner's Guide To Home Cultivation is available for Purchase Today. This easy to read and clearly written book explains how to quickly get started growing mushrooms using a mushroom kit and other simple methods which are suitable for the beginner. It also describes a few mushroom varieties that you can easily grow. You'll learn how mushrooms grow so you can understand what's going on in your mushroom colony. Mushrooms: A Beginner's Guide To Home Cultivation shows you several ways to easily grow mushrooms at home- indoors or out! Growing mushrooms may be a mysterious process, but it's far from a complicated one. Mushrooms: A Beginner's Guide To Home Cultivation explains explains some simple that ways you can grow mushrooms at home, the history of mushroom cultivation, and other valuable advice that will help you get the most out of your mushroom experience. Learn How to Easily Grow Your Own Mushrooms- Buy Mushrooms: A Beginner's Guide To Home Cultivation Right Away! Purchase Mushrooms: A Beginner's Guide To Home Cultivation now, and start growing mushrooms, the easy way - TODAY!
Author: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
Table of Contents Introduction to Mushrooms Introduction So What Is a Mushroom? Mushroom Fungophobia Fairy Rings Mushroom Hunting Cultivation of Mushrooms How Are Mushrooms Grown Making a Mushroom Bed Best Mushroom Compost Compost Fermentation Pasteurization Mushrooms in Shelves or Trays Spawning Watering of Mushrooms Ventilating Casing Harvesting Mushrooms in Cuisine Mushrooms in Medicine Conclusion Mushroom Identification Mushroom Guide Is a Mushroom Edible Getting to Know More about Morels Learning about Truffles Starting up a Mushroom Business Author Bio Publisher Introduction Just look at the illustration of any fairy story with a number of fairies, elves, gnomes, and other imaginary creations of the writer’s imagination. You are going to see them sitting on toadstools and mushrooms. The Amanita muscaria is one of the easiest recognizable of all these illustrations, because you see it ever so often in illustrations, associated with gnomes. In ordinary terms, this is called a toadstool.
Author: Stephen Russell
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
In the pages of this riveting book, The Barefoot Doctor charts his 25 years of training with some of the most inspiring and innovative teachers and gurus of their generation. You’ll meet a man who could drive with his eyes closed, the yogi who actually emitted light when meditating, the Tai Chi teacher who could throw people across the room with one finger, and luminaries such as R. D. Laing and Ram Dass. In addition, you’ll encounter colorful characters like Geronimo’s grandson and Psycho Dan, who’s on the lam for tearing off a man’s ears with his bare hands! Recounting a journey that takes him from urban London to the back alleys of Hong Kong, to the mystical mountains of New Mexico and back again, The Barefoot Doctor achieves something unique: he tells ripping yarns about real-life spiritual leaders that also succeed in passing on the essence of their teachings. As well as being hugely entertained, you’ll come away inspired to start living by your own intuition so you can create an incredible life for yourself.
A Mycology Starter Or How to Be a Backyard Mushroom Farmer and Grow the Best Edible Mushrooms at Home
Author: Frank Randall
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This book teaches you the basics of growing mushrooms at home. You'll take a step back in time and learn about the history of mushrooms as food and why it took centuries for home mushroom growing to really catch on. You find the best types of mushrooms for beginners to grow. If you aren't sure what tools you'll need, don't worry; this book has that covered too. You will learn how to make sure that your mushrooms grow quickly and pest free, and the best ways to harvest, preserve, and store your crop. Whether you like shiitakes, portobello, or oyster mushrooms, stop buying them in stores. You'll learn how to grow your own and keep your family well supplied.
Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting
Author: David Sewak,Kristin Sewak
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Technology & Engineering
Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides. Many people would like to add more flavorful and diverse fungi to their diets, but lack the knowledge or confidence to gather or grow their own. Do-it-yourself cultivation is a fun, exciting way to incorporate a variety of mushrooms into a sustainable lifestyle. Mycelial Mayhem is a straightforward, no-nonsense resource for the aspiring mushroom grower. This practical guide cuts through much of the confusion surrounding methods and techniques, helping the hobbyist or farmer to: Select regionally appropriate species for the home garden, farm-scale production, or an edible landscape Practice sustainable, environmentally friendly cultivation techniques, such as companion planting, to combat common garden pests and diseases Choose a successful, proven business approach to maximize profit and minimize frustration Many people find that DIY mushroom cultivation is not nearly as complicated as they expect, but a knowledgeable and experienced mentor is crucial to success. Whether your goal is to harvest homegrown gourmet mushrooms for your table, supplement your income by selling to friends and neighbors, or start a full-fledged niche business, Mycelial Mayhem is packed with the advice and resources you need to succeed with this rewarding and valuable crop. David Sewak and Kristin Sewak are avid growers of edible mushrooms, heirloom vegetables, native landscape plants and sustainable landscape design. They speak on mushroom gathering and indoor and outdoor cultivation techniques at regional and national green living events.
A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home
Author: Paul Stamets,Jeff S. Chilton
... The best source of information on growing mushrooms at home (back cover.).
An Exploration of Tradition, Healing, and Culture
Author: Christopher Hobbs
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
Category: Edible mushrooms
This modern handbook for exploring and understanding the rich traditions of healing fungi in Eastern and Western cultures is the most complete work on the cultural, health-promoting and medicinal uses of mushrooms ever published!. Author Christopher Hobbs thoroughly documnents and details the nutritional and health benefits of over 100 species of edible fungi.
Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating
Author: George Mateljan
Publisher: Gmf Pub
Presents nutritional analysis, selection, storage, and cooking advice, and recipes for vegetables, fruits, fish, shellfish, nuts, legumes, dairy foods, and grains, along with information on how to incorporate these foods into a healthy eating plan.
Author: Principium Quaesitor
This book is a comprehensive manual on the bulk cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms, using do-it-yourself equipment made of common materials wherever possible. It walks you through every step of the procedure, providing easy-to-follow instructions, essential information, and useful advice about growing these magical fungi using a simple and economical methodology. This book provides hundreds of photos and diagrams to help you understand the process--also offering helpful resources for sourcing equipment and materials. Advanced procedures are also presented, allowing for rapid progression from the basics to more sophisticated methods of cloning and growing with agar.
An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Green Mountain State
Author: Henry Homeyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Vermont Gardener's Companion tells how to get the most out of Vermont’s short gardening season and details how readers can use organic methods to improve soil, deal with diseases and pests, and get better results with their plants in a state where “winter temperatures plunge far below zero and rocks left by the glaciers pop out of the ground each spring like bread from hyperactive toasters.” With good humor and a natural teacher’s gift for explanations, Henry Homeyer makes gardening fun and readily accessible to all.
The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America
Author: Robert Rogers
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
In The Fungal Pharmacy, noted herbalist Robert Rogers introduces readers to more than 300 species of medicinal mushrooms and lichens found in North America. These fungi, Rogers explains, have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. Throughout the book, he documents their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver problems, blood sugar disorders, cancer, and obesity. Entries discuss the mushroom or lichen’s medicinal traits and properties, including active chemical components, preparation methods (including extracts, essences, and essential oils), and historical as well as modern-day usage. Two hundred full-color photos and thorough descriptions make identification easy for the reader. Rogers also delves into the cultural, religious, and literary significance of each mushroom, featuring fascinating tidbits about each one’s etymology and history.