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Diy Mushroom Cultivation

Willoughby Arevalo


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DIY Mushroom Cultivation is a full-color, illustrated guide to growing mushrooms at home. It offers a concise background on mushrooms, proven step-by-step instructions, and a simple method that will make your home or garden the perfect place for a fruitful mushroom cultivation practice.
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  • Paperback
    $47.29
ISBN: 9780865718951
ANNOTATION:
DIY Mushroom Cultivation is a full-color, illustrated guide to growing mushrooms at home. It offers a concise background on mushrooms, proven step-by-step instructions, and a simple method that will make your home or garden the perfect place for a fruitful mushroom cultivation practice.

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DIY Mushroom Cultivation is a full-color, illustrated guide to growing mushrooms at home. It offers a concise background on mushrooms, proven step-by-step instructions, and a simple method that will make your home or garden the perfect place for a fruitful mushroom cultivation practice.

Publisher Description

Bring mushrooms into your life as you dive into the practice of home-scale mushroom cultivation With applications in permaculture, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, and the arts, interest in home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding. Yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi. DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the remedy, presenting proven, reliable, low-cost techniques for home-scale cultivation that eliminate the need for a clean-air lab space to grow various mushrooms and their mycelium. Beautiful full-color photos and step-by-step instructions accompany a foundation of mushroom biology and ecology to support a holistic understanding of the practice. Growing techniques are applicable year-round, for any space from house to apartment, and for any climate, budget, or goal. Techniques include: Setting up a home growing space Inexpensive, simple DIY equipment Culture creation from mushroom tissue or spores Growing and using liquid cultures and grain spawn Growing mushrooms on waste streams Indoor fruiting Outdoor mushroom gardens and logs Harvesting, processing, tinctures, and cooking. Whether you hunt mushrooms or dream about growing and working with them but feel constrained by a small living space, DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the ideal guide for getting started in the fascinating and delicious world of fungiculture.

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Dive into home-scale mushroom cultivation ...Beautiful and informative contribution. Well done, Mycology Maestro! -- ROBERT ROGERS, author, The Fungal Pharmacy Offering clear and comprehensive instructions for low-tech growing for a range of budgets, interests, and scales, this book offers practical inspiration and a sense that "hey, I can do this!" -- DANIELLE STEVENSON, owner, DIY Fungi INTEREST IN home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding, yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi. DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the remedy, presenting proven, reliable, low-cost techniques for home-scale cultivation that eliminate the need for a clean-air lab space to grow various mushrooms and their mycelium. Beautiful full-color photos and illustrations and step-by-step instructions accompany a foundation of mushroom biology and ecology to support a holistic understanding of the practice. Growing techniques are applicable year-round, for any space from house to apartment, and for any climate, budget, or goal. Techniques include: Setting up a home growing space Inexpensive, simple DIY equipment Culture creation from mushroom tissue or spores Growing and using liquid cultures and grain spawn Growing mushrooms on urban and ag waste Indoor fruiting Outdoor mushroom gardens and logs Harvesting, processing, tinctures, and cooking. Whether you hunt mushrooms or dream about growing them but feel constrained by a small living space, DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the ideal guide for getting started in the fascinating and delicious world of fungiculture. Fun to read and easy to digest, this guide is both practical and inspirational. -- MAYA ELSON, mycologist and Santa Cruz Program Director, Wild Child Free School With hands of an artist, eyes of an ecologist, and the heart of a deeply connected human, Arevalo brings the practical and joyful together. -- NANCE KLEHM, Director of Social Ecologies, and author, The Ground Rules and The Soil Keepers WILLOUGHBY AREVALO is a mycologist, artist, kitchen wizard, father, and educator who is a member of the Vancouver Mycological Society. He works on an organic vegetable farm while growing mushrooms at his home in Vancouver, Canada. CARMEN ELISABETH is an artist based in Oakland, California.

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Dive into home-scale mushroom cultivation ...Beautiful and informative contribution. Well done, Mycology Maestro! -- ROBERT ROGERS, author, The Fungal Pharmacy Offering clear and comprehensive instructions for low-tech growing for a range of budgets, interests, and scales, this book offers practical inspiration and a sense that "hey, I can do this!" -- DANIELLE STEVENSON, owner, DIY Fungi INTEREST IN home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding, yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi. DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the remedy, presenting proven, reliable, low-cost techniques for home-scale cultivation that eliminate the need for a clean-air lab space to grow various mushrooms and their mycelium. Beautiful full-color photos and illustrations and step-by-step instructions accompany a foundation of mushroom biology and ecology to support a holistic understanding of the practice. Growing techniques are applicable year-round, for any space from house to apartment, and for any climate, budget, or goal. Techniques include: Setting up a home growing space Inexpensive, simple DIY equipment Culture creation from mushroom tissue or spores Growing and using liquid cultures and grain spawn Growing mushrooms on urban and ag waste Indoor fruiting Outdoor mushroom gardens and logs Harvesting, processing, tinctures, and cooking. Whether you hunt mushrooms or dream about growing them but feel constrained by a small living space, DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the ideal guide for getting started in the fascinating and delicious world of fungiculture. Fun to read and easy to digest, this guide is both practical and inspirational. -- MAYA ELSON, mycologist and Santa Cruz Program Director, Wild Child Free School With hands of an artist, eyes of an ecologist, and the heart of a deeply connected human, Arevalo brings the practical and joyful together. -- NANCE KLEHM, Director of Social Ecologies, and author, The Ground Rules and The Soil Keepers WILLOUGHBY AREVALO is a mycologist, artist, kitchen wizard, father, and educator who is a member of the Vancouver Mycological Society. He works on an organic vegetable farm while growing mushrooms at his home in Vancouver, Canada. CARMEN ELISABETH is an artist based in Oakland, California.

Author Biography

Willoughby Arevalo is a mycologist, artist, kitchen wizard, father, and educator who made friends with mushrooms as a young child and has been showing people how to work with fungi for the last decade. He's been a presenter and co-organizer of the Radical Mycology Convergences of 2012, 2014, and 2016, taught at The Art and Science of Mycorenewal, Recomposing Life and Walking the Mycelial Web intensive mycology courses, and has led workshops and forays at the New Moon Mycology Summit, Telluride Mushroom Festival, and Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival. Willoughby regularly teaches community workshops locally and internationally on mushroom cultivation, ecology, identification, foraging, and cooking, and serves on the Education Committee of the Vancouver Mycological Society. He works on an organic vegetable farm, makes art in relation with fungi, and grows mushrooms at his home in Vancouver, BC.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Mushrooms and Humans: Past, Present, and Future A Bit about Me and My Approach to Mushroom Cultivation 1 Mushroom Basics What Are Mushrooms? Mushrooms in Ecosystems What Mushrooms Need to Survive and Thrive 2 Overview of the Cultivation Process Cultivation Flow Preparation 3 Workspaces, Tools, and Equipment Lab Infrastructure and Aseptic Transfer Spaces: Flow Hoods, Still Air Boxes, and More The Lab Environment and Tools Where to Inoculate Bulk Substrates Where to Incubate Growing Mycelium Fruiting Space: Factors to Consider Options for Home-Scale Fruiting Chambers Environmental Control in Fruiting Spaces Other Spaces 4 Sanitation and Techniques to Avoid Contamination Vectors of Contamination and Management Strategies Common Contaminants: Recognition and Management 5 Starting and Maintaining Cultures Get Cultured Liquid Culture Agar Culture Long-Term Culture Storage Methods 6 Making and Using Grain Spawn Making Grain Spawn Using Grain Spawn 7 Fruiting Substrate Formulation and Preparation Containers for Mycelial Growth and Fruiting The Substrates Substrate Treatments Sterilization Pasteurization and Alternatives 8 Outdoor Growing and Mushroom Gardening Growing Mushrooms on Logs and Stumps Mushroom Beds Next-Level Applications 9 Harvest, Processing, and Use When and How to Harvest Basic Cooking Techniques Preservation Methods Mushrooms and Mycelium for Medicine In Conclusion: Substrate for Thought--Toward Further Applications Mycopermaculture Mycoremediation on a Home Scale Mycoarts and Fungi as Functional Materials Community-Based Cultivation Efforts Appendix 1: Species Profiles Agrocybe aegerita -- Pioppino Coprinus comatus --Shaggy Mane Cordyceps militaris --Caterpillar Fungus Flammulina velutipes and allies--Enoki Ganoderma lucidum and allies--Reishi Hericium species --Lion's Mane and allies Hypsizygus tessulatus --Shimeji H. ulmarius --Elm Oysters Lentinula edodes --Shiitake Pholiota nameko and allies--Nameko Pleurotus species --Oyster Mushrooms Stropharia rugoso-annulata --Wine Cap Trametes versicolor --Turkey Tail Appendix 2: Resources General Annual Mycology Gatherings Bibliography Index About the Author and Illustrator A note about the publisher

Long Description

Bring mushrooms into your life as you dive into the practice of home-scale mushroom cultivation With applications in permaculture, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, and the arts, interest in home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding. Yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi. DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the remedy, presenting proven, reliable, low-cost techniques for home-scale cultivation that eliminate the need for a clean-air lab space to grow various mushrooms and their mycelium. Beautiful full-color photos and step-by-step instructions accompany a foundation of mushroom biology and ecology to support a holistic understanding of the practice. Growing techniques are applicable year-round, for any space from house to apartment, and for any climate, budget, or goal. Techniques include: Setting up a home growing space Inexpensive, simple DIY equipment Culture creation from mushroom tissue or spores Growing and using liquid cultures and grain spawn Growing mushrooms on waste streams Indoor fruiting Outdoor mushroom gardens and logs Harvesting, processing, tinctures, and cooking. Whether you hunt mushrooms or dream about growing and working with them but feel constrained by a small living space, DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the ideal guide for getting started in the fascinating and delicious world of fungiculture.

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Offers reliable, low-cost techniques to grow many types of mushrooms at home, in the garden or on the farm using liquid culture techniques and without the need of a dedicated lab space This fully illustrated book covers the mushroom cultivation process from culture creation, spawn production, substrate preparation to fruiting, Includes applications in permaculture, land stewardship, urban farming, medicinal extraction, cooking, and the arts The techniques are applicable year-round, for a variety of people, spaces, climates, budgets and goals. Clear, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by a foundation of theoretical concepts and information to support a holistic understanding of the practice The author has been teaching mushroom cultivation, ecology, identification, foraging, and cooking across North America for over 7 years The author serves on the Education Committee of the Vancouver Mycological Society Intended audience: those involved in permaculture, land stewardship, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, the arts, and more

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Offers reliable, low-cost techniques to grow many types of mushrooms at home, in the garden or on the farm using liquid culture techniques and without the need of a dedicated lab space This fully illustrated book covers the mushroom cultivation process from culture creation, spawn production, substrate preparation to fruiting, Includes applications in permaculture, land stewardship, urban farming, medicinal extraction, cooking, and the arts The techniques are applicable year-round, for a variety of people, spaces, climates, budgets and goals. Clear, step-by-step instructions are accompanied by a foundation of theoretical concepts and information to support a holistic understanding of the practice The author has been teaching mushroom cultivation, ecology, identification, foraging, and cooking across North America for over 7 years The author serves on the Education Committee of the Vancouver Mycological Society Intended audience: those involved in permaculture, land stewardship, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, the arts, and more

Product Details

Author
Willoughby Arevalo
Publisher
New Society Publishers
Year
2019
ISBN-10
0865718954
ISBN-13
9780865718951
Series
Homegrown City Life
Pages
208
Publication Date
2019-08-01
Short Title
DIY Mushroom Cultivation
Language
English
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
Growing Mushrooms at Home for Food, Medicine, and Soil
Series Number
6
Audience
General/Trade