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DIY mushroom cultivation posters

April 24, 2013 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms, Resources | 10 comments | Author:

‘Packed with minerals and protein, and easy to grow at home’… too right. Home mushroom cultivation is a good idea, for everyone. You don’t even need a window in your house (though we do hope that you have one), let alone a window sill or outdoor area to grow nutrient dense, protein rich, organic mushroomy goodness…

Check out these gorgeous mushroom cultivation posters by Victor Paiam…

So now you have no excuse. Before beginning, do check out our posts on growing shiitake mushrooms which has all sorts of excellent ebook resources in it.

And also our post on growing oyster mushrooms in a bucket (actually two buckets, one inside the other) as a great space-saving strategy for homestead mushroom production… oh and you can grow them in laundry baskets also.

And while you’re at it, support artists producing excellent, useful work about skills we all need. You can buy Victor Paiam’s posters in both spanish and english here, and check out the rest of his sustainability-focussed awesomeness here…

Aussies, we have one spot left in our May Mushroom Cultivation workshop in Hobart, Tasmania… so if you’re ready to dive in and learn a lot of new skills in two short days, please join us!

>> More posts about home mushroom cultivation…

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  • Cameron April 24, 2013 at 8:57 am | Reply

    I went to Victor’s site to look at buying some posters but it says (in Spanish) that for the moment they don’t send anything outside of Spain. Just letting people know.

  • Anna Mordechai April 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Reply

    I adore mushrooms and will definitely try to grow some myself, but they do NOT have that much protein – 3 grams per serving compared to 38 for soybeans – that was what i remembered and a – very quick and superficial – google search seems to support this. a detail like that makes the whole poster look like ‘bad science’ , which is a pity… unless my facts are wrong?

    1. milkwoodkirsten April 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Reply

      yep it seems he got the protein ratios wrong regarding mushrooms vs soybeans… how does that make explaining the techniques of mushroom cultivation bad science? also, given the makeup of most mushrooms in terms of high mineral and vitamin content, given me a mushroom over a soybean anyday! Just sayin…

      1. Anna Mordechai April 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Reply

        i never meant to imply that the rest of the info is ‘bad science’.
        i’m just saying, such a mistake in the tagline, which is there to convince people of the “why”, makes people doubt the rest of the content, the “how”, which is a pity because i am very sure is very valid information!!!
        i host educational seminars regarding cultivation, nutrition etc, how can I hang this poster? what if someone spots the error – wont that make them doubt the rest of the info?
        did not mean to sound judgemental, was rather trying to help, but i guess i didnt hit the right tone…

  • Josh April 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Reply

    Agreed, Anna! Mushrooms and protein is a bit of myth. Still great for you and good to grow, but not a major source of protein.

  • Jodie April 25, 2013 at 10:54 am | Reply

    Do you have another course in Sydney or Mudgee this year?

    1. milkwoodkirsten April 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Reply

      yes we will have one in Sydney in september, just yet to release the price – the course is here tho:

  • Little Sis April 26, 2013 at 12:10 am | Reply

    Thanks so much for posting this. I am really intrigued by growing them, but have been so lazy about learning. This makes a good starting point!

  • Leaves May 2, 2013 at 10:05 am | Reply

    Average protein content for mushrooms is 20-30% by dry weight

  • christine lambrechts May 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Reply

    Hey, it would have been GREAT if you had these posters for sale at the workshop in Hobart!!!


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