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Mycology & Fungi

A variety of different harvested mushrooms


#Fungi #Gardening and Agriculture #Mycology


Doug Fogelson

A “growing” sector of food production is mycology — the study of fungi — and mushroom farming. It’s a very energy-efficient way to grow nutritious food in a small space. Mushrooms are grown from spores that are inoculated into an inert medium, usually one that is made from composted agricultural materials which can go back into the waste cycle as a component of potting soil. The range of delicious mushrooms that can be grown includes the well-known white button, shitake, portabella, oyster, maitake, trumpet, and more. Some varieties of mushrooms have strong immunity-boosting and detoxifying properties, are high in vitamin D, and/or can be used as health supplements or extracted into tinctures.

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  • According to the Mushroom Council, another benefit of growing mushrooms is that the soil used to grow mushrooms can be reused for multiple purposes, including as potting soil.

    True Yes. Recycle-Reuse-Reduce! False Sorry, no.. This is a good soil supplement.