Read about our mycological journey, starting with our process of inoculating several shiitake mushroom logs. The process is easy enough for most anyone intersted in producing their own shiitake mushrooms at home — plus, it's fun and a big money-saver!
Start your own mushroom garden using hardwood logs. It's so easy, a beginning homesteader can do it!
Medicinal mushrooms can help ward off colds and flus this winter.
Sauté mushrooms in some butter for a quick and tasty treat.
Growing mushrooms can be easy if you get expert advice and stay on top of your mushroom log's needs.
Carolyn’s story of living on a farm in rural Illinois shows that one can truly live off the land by having a huge garden, collecting wild morel mushrooms, and making homemade cottage cheese from the milk of the family cow.
How to identify delicious wild edible oyster mushrooms, plus a recipe for vegetarian "oyster" stew.
Highlighting Chanterelles in a fall series of mushroom foraging.
It's been quite a fall for mushrooms around here...
Corn "smut" is actually a delicacy in Mexico and can provide mushrooms for our meals.
How to identify and cook with chicken of the woods mushroom, one of the most delicious and easy to identify wild edible mushrooms.
Here is a recipe that produces savory soup that warms the soul any time of year.
Fungi help your soil, your composting and your plants. Add fungi to your homestead activities and let 'em grow!
In 'Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation,' author Tradd Cotter offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices, shares the results of his groundbreaking research, and offers creative ways to apply cultivation skills—whether the goal is to help a community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale.
Even store-bought mushrooms create vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Use this nifty trick and my tasty recipe to keep up your supply of this essential vitamin.
Put the “D” in diet! Learn the best sources of vitamin D to achieve your recommended dosage of “the sunshine vitamin.”
Try doing something different this winter by growing mushrooms. It's entertaining, and it provides you with an edible treat!
The Oakland, California-based urban farming company manufactures grow-your-own oyster mushroom kits with soil made from recycled coffee grounds.
A series on fall mushrooms for foraging.
Meet the king of the mushroom kingdom, Boletus Edulis, spotlighted in this fall series of mushroom foraging.
Get your chaga on! The many health benefits of chaga mushroom, how to harvest chaga in the wild, healthy and delicious chaga recipes.
We're gearing up for spring on our southwest Virginia farm, planning the garden, pruning the perennials, and getting ready to raise bees, broilers, and mushrooms.
How to use henbit, a wild green available most of the year even in cold-winter areas, to make a delicious fresh pasta.
If you're yearning for spring but are stuck indoors waiting out the snow, these five projects will cheer you up.
This deliciously sweet and sour stir-fry is perfect for when you want a spicy dish that will knock your socks off. This stir-fry is gluten-free and the pineapple reduces the amount of additional sugar needed.
Don't be fooled by false species. Enjoy real morels and fiddlehead ferns. Tips for identification and lessons learned from misidentifications.
You don't have to pay $50 a pound for fresh morel mushrooms. Watch this video and find out how to forage for morels yourself.
An update to the refrigerator root cellar and how the Thermo Cube is keeping it from dipping below the freezing point and how we decided to start a terrace system to make more flat spots in a chicken pasture that's on a hillside that is steep.
describing the upcoming fun photo contest with the theme being chickens and the fun they either have or give. Figs and more figs are at the heart of the obsession.
Lacto-fermented swiss chard ribs and how to can them right along with foraging for wild mushrooms and a butternut squash update. Discovery Expedition vented fedora hat makes gardening cooler when the sun is blazing down.
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.