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The Easiest Mushrooms to Grow

Growing mushrooms is not quite like growing a plant.  But you do need plants to grow mushrooms, or at least cellulose and lignin. Many species of oyster mushrooms grow wild and many are cultivated throughout the world.  They are a great way to turn agricultural and forest byproducts, like straw and sticks, into nutritious and […]

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Summer Mushrooms

Wow!  We have been super busy this summer.  In June, a tornado knocked down about a half acre of old forest right behind the house.  What an opportunity!  We have been cutting mushroom logs, chipping branches, and cutting large logs for milling lumber.  We will use the lumber to build a workshop pavilion in the […]

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Time Lapse Videos

These videos were photographed using a simple digital camera with an interval timer. Snowmelt and Shadows Saturday March 9th at Sharondale Farm.  A muddy but productive day, fun too! Oyster Eruption This video was made over the course of 6 days.  It shows the development stages of the Pearl Oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus from tissue […]

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Pesto Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms

Made up by Angel and serves 4-6 Ingredients: 24 Shiitakes 1 bunch of basil, or try other seasonal greens like nettles, sorrel, arugula, garlic scapes, or parsley 3 cloves of garlic 1/2 c. olive oil lemon juice, or local sour fruit like gooseberries, and salt to taste Parmesan or local hard cheese from Mountain View […]

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Permaculture

Permaculture is a system of ecological design specific to a place and directed towards building regenerative and prosperous human communities. It is design based on observations of natural systems, including patterns, resources, energy flows, and the diversity of relationships among discrete members of those systems. Permaculture design is guided by the ethical principles: care for the […]

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