Here are introductions to the several quality books we offer for sale that contain useful information about general mycology, mushroom cultivation, and wild mushroom foraging.
Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians
by William Roody. 2003 Buy Now
by Paul Stamets, 2005 Buy Now
Paul is the guru of popular mushroom cultivation. His diverse mycological interests and scientific entrepreneurship are inspiration to many of us developing regional mushroom businesses and research projects to promote our alliance with Fungi. Mycelium Running provides an excellent introduction to fungi, their ecological competence, and how to grow them using simple methods.
Publisher Comments: – A manual for healing the earth and creating sustainable forests through mushroom cultivation, featuring mycelial solutions to water pollution, toxic spills, and other ecological challenges.- Mycotechnology is part of a larger trend toward using living systems to solve environmental problems and to restore ecosystems.- Includes mycological projects for children (and kids at heart).- More than 50 full-color photographs of mushrooms, mycelium, mycotechnology in action, growing techniques, and so on.- Provides detailed how-tos for growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms–allies to the immune systems of both humans and our planet. Topics include techniques for germinating spares, transplanting wild mycelium, and creating natural spawn.
Mycomedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms,
by Paul Stamets and C. Dusty Wu Yao. 2002. Buy Now
An good introduction to the medicinal mushrooms and some of their uses.
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms; The Mushroom Cultivator
Mushrooming with Confidence
by Alexander Schwab, 2012 Buy Now
Mushrooming with Confidence: A Guide to Collecting Edible and Tasty Mushrooms
300 photos explain how to identify common and tasty mushrooms. Excellent field guide for the beginning forager.
Michael and Audrey Levatino, 2011
The Joy of Hobby Farming: Grow Food, Raise Animals, and Enjoy a Sustainable Life.
We proudly introduce this book written by our friends up the road. From their small farm Ted’s Last Stand, near Grodonsville, VA. Michael and Audrey grow and sell flowers, vegetables, honey, eggs, and hand made crafts at local farmer’s markets. This book also has a chapter about growing mushrooms based on a workshop Michael attended at a friends place down the road. Check out their website and buy their book at: www.tedslaststand.com