Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Book by Tradd Cotter
Simple to advanced and experimental techniques for indoor and outdoor mushroom cultivation.
Mycologist Tradd Cotter offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices, both for indoor and outdoor growing of a wide variety of species. He also shares insight into his ground breaking research on challenges such as cultivating morels, "training" mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity.
For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter covers lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Readers will also discover information on:
- Making tinctures, powders, and mushroom-infused honey
- Making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board
- Growing mushrooms on old denim jeans
- Urban and off-grid growing
- Making mushroom-infused beers
More than a cultivation guide, Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation is about healing the people and the planet, one mushroom and one cultivator at a time, reversing destructive cycles into creative forces. Cotter urges readers to think with an opportunistic yet minimalistic approach, much like a mushroom, taking what it needs to survive and then returning resources to its ecosystem.
Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides, Cotter takes “organic” one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinking—one that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.
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