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Mushroom Books, Videos, Podcasts, Media

Here are some of our favorite resources for learning about mushroom cultivation and related mycology. Have a suggestion of something to add? email sfg53@cornell.edu.

Books

 

Radical Mycology

  • Peter McCoy, Chthaeus Press, 2016

Radical Mycology to shares the wide array of skills and insights that have arisen from the organization’s international work to advance the science of appropriately applied mycology. 

 

DIY Mushroom Cultivation

  • Willoughby Arevalo, New Society Publishers, 2019

DIY Mushroom Cultivation presents proven, reliable, low-cost techniques for home-scale cultivation that eliminate the need for a clean-air lab space to grow various mushrooms and their mycelium. 

 

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Tradd Cotter, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014

For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been conducting trials and working to understand novel questions in mushroom production.

 

Mushroom Cultivator

  • Paul Stamets, Agarikon Press, 1983

This book is highly reviewed and used widely as a mycological textbook — it has been referred to throughout the world as "The Grower's Bible."

 

Cordyceps Cultivation Book

  • William Padilla Brown, 2017

This handbook covers the ins and outs of working with Cordyceps militaris from the wild to growing them commercially. Discover the history, learn where we are, and explore the future of human interaction with this interesting mushroom. 

 

Mycelium Running

  • Paul Stamets, Penguin Random House, 2005

Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. There are chapters detailing all four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. 

 

Videos

 

Fungi Ally 

Fungi Ally is a commercial mushroom farm and spawn provider. Their mission is to create a world of balance and connection by revealing the power of mushrooms. The Fungi Ally YouTube channel explores different ways of allying with fungi through cultivation, cooking, foraging, and as medicine

Apex Grower

Apex Grower is an urban shaman, mycologist, certified permaculture designer, and amateur phycologist. The Apex Grower YouTube channel chronicles his quest for knowledge, sustainable living, travel, and physical and spiritual well-being.

Myers Mushrooms

The Meyers Mushroom channel has videos on all the techniques and equipment used for mushroom farming for profit. Myers Mushrooms got his start growing gourmet oyster mushrooms in my garage at home. He has since built a 2400 sq/ft mushroom warehouse with a dedicated autoclave and spawn lab. Meyers Mushrooms is also Unicon Bags largest reseller of grow bags.

Southwest Mushrooms

Southwest Mushrooms focuses on cultivating fresh gourmet mushrooms at their urban grow farm. They grow mushrooms that are full of amazing flavor and beneficial nutrients. Their passion is to offer every customer the freshest product in the market. Owner "Mushroom Mike" enjoys sharing the science of mycology while serving top chefs, everyday cooks, and those who enjoy a healthy lifestyle with premium mushrooms.

FreshCap Mushrooms

FreshCap is a mushroom company that believes in the healing and holistic benefits of mushrooms. Their YouTube channel shares inspiring information, advice and step-by-step guidance to empower thousands all over the world — not to better their brand, but to improve people’s lives. 

GroCycle

Learn all about growing mushrooms and small scale farming with GroCycle. The GroCycle channel is all about mushroom cultivation, growing microgreens and other small scale farming techniques. They have been growing mushrooms since 2009, and during that time have focused on finding the easiest low-tech ways to cultivate mushrooms. GroCycle also features the Low Tech Mushroom Farming Online Course – more than 50+ video lessons detailing step by step how to plan, build and run a small scale mushroom farm.

 

Podcasts

 

Mushroom Revival

Mushroom Revival aims to revive health with functional mushrooms so you can go back to feeling your best self. For thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilizations, humans have utilized the revitalizing properties of fungi to support mental and physical health. Mushroom Revival is here to revive that ancient philosophy in you to help promote a healthy lifestyle. They are absolutely obsessed with the power of mushrooms, and hope you will be too. The Mushroom Revival podcast features in-depth looks at different facets of mycology and conversations with field experts.

 

MycoWizards

The MycoWizards Podcast boasts episodes featuring the Myth Makers of the Mycological Universe! Tune in, turn up and get stoked for Maine Cap N’ Stem’s very own space-age old-school radio-show aimed to inspire anyone and everyone jumping into the wild world of commercial mushroom cultivation. Follow along for bi-weekly interviews with Myco-Farmers from all around the globe as they deep dive into cultivation techniques and chase down the history of the folks behind the decentralized gourmet mycological movement!   

 

Mushroom Hour

Mushroom Hour is centered around “Peace, positivity and the pursuit of Fungal Abundance.” Their podcast, released every 5-14 days, features a series of conversations with mycology experts on topics ranging from mycorenewal & microbial ecology to mycelium coffins and indigenous agro-ecology.

 

Fruiting Bodies Collective

The Fruiting Bodies Collective’s podcast contains candid, heartfelt conversations with a diverse spectrum of guests. They examine the ways power and privilege have shaped the healing community and psychedelic renaissance. In doing so, they reveal how mushroom growers can create a more just and inclusive movement going forward. Fruiting Bodies Collective believes in amplifying marginalized voices, honoring indigenous wisdom, celebrating emerging science, and ensuring that mutual aid, reciprocity, whole person health and human connection are at the heart of psychedelic therapy. Come for the hard-hitting advocacy, stay for the contagious laughter.

 

Media 

 

Mushroom Growers Newsletter

The Mushroom Growers' Newsletter is the first and only independent newsletter that covers the world-wide mushroom industry. Weekly prices at key U.S. cities, spot prices at cities around the world and advice from the newsletter will help you develop a marketing plan that works. The newsletter is published monthly and delivered to your door on paper, if your door is in the USA, or electronically in PDF format for Adobe Reader.