Learn to Grow Mushrooms
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About the Book
What is Mycelial Mayhem? It's our personal experience, a bit rowdy and disorderly at times, growing and marketing extraordinarily tasty and nutritious fungi for people to enjoy. It's instruction on how (and how not) to cultivate mushrooms, based on our work with shrooms (no, not those ones, but the legals). It's our successes and foibles, all for you to replicate or avoid. It's been described as an accessible beginners' guide to mushroom growing, a lively companionable book, indispensable, practical, clear, and enjoyable, with infectious enthusiasm and stunning photos.
From our wonderful publisher, New Society: "Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides...Do-it-yourself cultivation is a fun, exciting way to incorporate a variety of mushrooms into a sustainable lifestyle...This practical guide cuts through much of the confusion surrounding methods...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."
Enjoy your new mushroom endeavors, whatever they may be!
David and Kristin
288 pages, plus 8-page color photo spread
7.25 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
ISBN: 9780865718142; Publication date: 3/14/2016
Regular price: $30 plus $5 shipping & handling.
Praise for the Book
This is the book that I will recommend for all beginning mushroom growers. Whether you want to grow mushrooms just for your own use or are considering them as a business, you will find this is a practical, down-to-earth, and enjoyable book to read...The niche business...section is excellent and appropriate for someone considering any kind of small-scale agricultural business. - Jeanine Davis, PhD, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University and lead author, Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Other Woodland Medicinals
This lively, companionable book demystifies mushrooms for those of us seeking clear explanations and checklists, combined with infectious enthusiasm and some stunning photos, to nudge us towards starting out cultivating, wild collecting and marketing this diverse class of crops, which can complement our other gardening and farming ventures. - Pam Dawling, author, Sustainable Market Farming
Usually I'm out in the woods looking for wild mushrooms, not cultivating them, but after reading Mycelial Mayhem's approachable primer to this age-old art, I'm ready to invite the mysterious and captivating kingdom of fungi right into my own home. - Langdon Cook, author, The Mushroom Hunters
Mycelial Mayhem draws us into the wild, weird and wonderful world of the fungal kingdom with irresistible wit and wisdom. Emphasizing culinary glory, responsible foraging, nutritional and health benefits, the role of fungi in healthy ecosystems, and the barely explored possibilities of profitable business, this charming and very well-informed book is both welcome and indispensable for the beginning cultivator or curious cook. - Peter Bane, author, The Permaculture Handbook