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First, Grow your Mushroom – DIY Pappardelle al Funghi

July 2, 2015 | Mushroom Cultivation, Urban Permaculture | 0 comments | Author:

One of the great things about home mushroom propagation is that it can be entirely portable. Lease ended? No worries – pack up your bags, buckets and logs, and off you go. Your food supply comes with you. Which is good … Continued

Glow in the Dark Mushrooms (Omphalotus nidiformis)

February 16, 2015 | Farming, Foraging, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 8 comments | Author:

Recently we found something we’d always wanted to see –  Glow in the Dark Mushrooms. No really, we did. Ghost Fungus, or Omphalotus nidiformis is actually quite common throughout southern Australia. Omphalotus nidiformis distribution, via Atlas of Living Australia Omphalotus nidiformis – Ghost … Continued

Visiting: Marita’s small-scale Mushroom Enterprise

February 5, 2015 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms | 1 comments | Author:

Here’s another of our gourmet mushroom cultivation students who’s off and growing! Marita Smith lives in the Morton National Park just behind Milton on the South Coast of NSW and over the last year she’s been setting up an awesome local food … Continued

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Book Review

December 1, 2014 | Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms, Publications, Resources | 2 comments | Author:

Wow, this book is a cracker. Friendly, in-depth knowledge at its best. Written by US mycologist and dedicated home-scale mushroom cultivator Tradd Cotter, it’s a great blend of practical cultivation how-tos, fungi ID and strategies for mycoremediation. Organic Mushroom Farming … Continued

Mushrooms, Labneh + Cardboard Telescopes

October 23, 2014 | 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 … Continued

Visiting: Gabe’s small-scale mushroom startup

October 7, 2014 | 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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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