Growing gourmet and medical mushrooms

Paul Stamets. Growing gourmet and medical mushrooms. - Ten Speed Press, 2000


1. Mushrooms, Civilization and History

2. The Role of Mushrooms in Nature

3.Selecting a Candidate for Cultivation

4. Natural Culture: Creating Mycological Landscapes

5. The Stametsian Model: Permaculture with a Mycological Twist

6. Materials fo rFormulating a Fruiting Substrate

7. Biological Efficiency: An Expression of Yield

8. Home-made vs. Commercial Spawn

9. The Mushroom Life Cycle

10. The Six Vectors of Contamination

11. Mind and Methods for Mushroom Culture

12. Culturing Mushroom Mycelium on Agar Media

13. The Stock Culture Library: A Genetic Bank of Mushroom Strains

14. Evaluating a Mushroom Strain

15. Generating Grain Spawn

16. Creating Sawdust Spawn

17. Growing Gourmet Mushrooms on Enriched Sawdust

18. Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms on Agricultural Waste Products

19. Cropping Containers

20. Casing: A Topsoil Promoting Mushroom Formation

21. Growth Parameters for Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Species

Spawn Run: Colonizing the Substrate

Primordia Formation: The Initiation Strategy

Fruitbody (Mushroom) Development

The Gilled Mushrooms

The Polypore Mushrooms of the Genera Ganoderma, Grifola and Polyporus

The Lion’s Mane of the Genus Hericium

The Wood Ears of the Genus Auricularia

The Morels: Land-Fish Mushrooms of the Genus Morchella

The Morel Life Cycle

22. Maximizing the Substrate’s Potential through Species Sequencing

23. Harvesting, Storing, and Packaging the Crop for Market

24. Mushroom Recipes: Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labors

25. Cultivation problems & Their Solutions: A Troubleshoting guide


I. Description of Environment for a Mushroom Farm

II. Designing and Building A Spawn Laboratory

III. The Growing Room: An Environment for Mushroom Formation & Development

IV. Resource Directory

V. Analyses of Basic Materials Used in Substrate Preparation

VI. Data Conversion Tables






Colorado Mycological Society Mushroom
P.O. Box 9621
Denver, Co. 80209-0621

Puget Sound Mycological Society Annual
Mushroom Exhibit
University of Washington
Urban Horticulture
GF- 15

Gulf States Mycological Society Foray
University of Mississippi, Gulfport
do Dr. Bill Cibula & Anna Pleasanton
1000 Adams St.
New Orleans, LA. 70118

Seattle, WA. 98 195-0001

Richmond's Annual Mushroom Festival
(1st weekend of May)
do Richmond Chamber of Commerce
108 West Main
Richmond, MO. 64085

Humboldt Bay Mycological Society
P.O. Box 4419
Arcata, Ca. 95521-1419

The Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz
1305 E. Cliff St.
Santa Cruz, CA. 95062-3722

Lincoln County Mushroom Society
207 Hudson Loop
Toledo, OR. 97391

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Fall Festival &
Annual Mushroom Show
Eugene, OR.

Mycological Society of San Francisco
Annual Mushroom Show
P.O. Box 882163
San Francisco, CA. 94188-2163

Oregon Mycological Society Annual Fall
Mushroom Show
do Maggie Rogers
1943 S.E. Locust
Portland, OR. 97214

Spokane Mycological Society's Priest
Lake Foray
(Late September)
P.O. 2791
Spokane, WA. 99220-2791

Vancouver Mycological Society Mushroom Show
do Van Deusen Botanical Gardens
Paul Kroeger (604) 322-0074
395 E. 40th Ave
Vancouver, B.C. V5W 1M1 Canada

Wild Mushrooms: Telluride
(303) 296-9359
(Late August)
Fungophile, Inc.
P.O. Box 480503
Denver, CO. 80248-0503

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