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Mushrooms, Labneh + Cardboard Telescopes

October 23, 2014 | Building, Gardening, Milkwood Farm, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms, Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 20 comments | Author:

It’s been a month of growing, building, adventuring and making in these parts. And I’m slightly bemused to say that life is no less crazy living in a town than it is on a farm. But much of the craziness is … Read More


Visiting: Gabe’s small-scale mushroom startup

October 7, 2014 | Grow It, Growing, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 9 comments | Author:

One of the most delightful things that comes out of our courses is when we hear stories months, or sometimes years, later about students heading off to start their own enterprises based on what they’ve learnt. Even better when that … Read More


Gary’s Bucket Culture: Mushroom Cultivation Stories

August 25, 2014 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 8 comments | Author:

Growing mushrooms in stackable buckets is an excellent space-saving cultivation technique, and perfect for anyone with limited space to get growing. Gary did our Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation course in March, and since then he’s ramped up to an impressive little … Read More


DIY Mushroom Cultivation: The Culture

June 30, 2014 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 4 comments | Author:

Growing mushrooms at home might appear a little tricky when you’re starting out. And granted, sometimes it can be. But it can also be super easy., if you take it one step at a time.


Making a Bathroom Mushroom House (the good kind)

April 22, 2014 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 7 comments | Author:

If you haven’t given the joy of home-grown organic mushroom cultivation a go yet due to lack of space that is relatively stable in temperature and high humidity, it might be time you had a little rethink. What if we … Read More


Want extra Vitamin D? Place your shiitake mushrooms in sunlight…

March 31, 2014 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 5 comments | Author:

As if growing your own mushrooms wasn’t excellent enough, there’s also a way you can further increase their Vitamin D content… simply by putting them in sunlight. And not increase that Vitamin D by a little bit, either. We’re talking … Read More


Home-grown Shiitake Logs: harvest time

March 21, 2014 | Forest Gardening, Harvesting, Kitchen Garden, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms, Urban Permaculture | 3 comments | Author:

Growing shiitakes on logs is a great idea for any backyard or small farm food system. Partly because after the burst of work needed at the start, you don’t need to think about them for a fair while, until they’re … Read More


How to go Mushroom Foraging this Autumn (if you live near Sydney)

March 12, 2014 | Foraging, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 9 comments | Author:

‘Tis the season to go shrooming! Autumn is the time of year that all the pine mushrooms pop their heads up on the forest floor, offering a feast of fungi goodness. But how do you do it? How do you … Read More


How to: Make Spore Prints

January 6, 2014 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 8 comments | Author:

Making spore prints is like seed saving for Mushrooms, as it were. And not only are spore prints an easy and fun way to get to know mushrooms, if you chose to do it carefully, they’re also a very cheap … Read More


Upcoming: Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

October 3, 2013 | Courses + Workshops, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 3 comments | Author:

Do you want to learn the way of the ‘shroom? It’s quite within your capacity, really. Like many DIY projects, once you get going with the right advice and know-how, things get growing! We’re running a Mushroom Cultivation Workshop on … Read More