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




Nutmeg Mycological Society
do Kovak
191 Mile Creek Rd


Snohomish Mycological Society
Box 2822 Claremont Station
Everett, WA. 98203

Old Lyme, CT. 06371

Sonoma County Mycological Association
Ohio Mycological Society
10489 Barchester Dr.
Concord, OH. 44077

1218 Bennett Lane
Calistoga, CA. 94515

South Idaho Mycological Association
Olympic Mountain Mycological Society
P0 Box 720

P.O. Box 843
Boise, ID. 83701

Forks, WA. 9833 1-0720

Oregon Coast Mycological Society
P.O. Box 1590
Florence, OR. 97439

Oregon Mycological Society
14605 S. W. 92nd Ave
Tigard, OR. 97224

Pacific Northwest Key Council
1943 SE Locust Ave
Portland, OR. 9720 1-2250

Parkside Mycological Club
5219 85th ST
Kenosha, WI. 53 142-2209

Prairie States Mushroom Club
310 Central Drive
Pella, IA. 50219-1901

Puget Sound Mycological Society
Center for Urban Horticulture
GF- 15 University of Washington
Seattle, WA. 98195

Rochester Area Mycological Association
54 Roosevelt Rd.
Rochester, N.Y. 146 18-2933

South Sound Mushroom Club
do Ralph & Bonnie Hayford
6439 32nd Ave
Olympia, WA. 98507

Spokane Mushroom Club
N. 2601 Barder Rd. Sp. 5
Otis Orchards, WA. 99027

Tacoma Mushroom Club
P.O. Box 99577
Tacoma, WA. 98499-0577

Texas Mycological Society
7445 Dillon
Houston, TX. 77061

Triangle Area Mushroom Club
P.O. Box 61061
Durham, N.C. 27705

Vancouver Mycological Society
403 Third St.
New Westminster, B .C.

Wenatchee Valley Mushroom Society
287 N. Iowa Ave.
East Wenatchee, WA. 98802

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