References | Resources

References | Resources


Stamets, P.  (1993, 2000) Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. Ten Speed Press, Third Edition.

Stamets, P. and J. S. Chilton. (1983) The Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home. Agarikon Press.

Bray, R. (2021) Mushroom Cultivation: 12 Ways to Become the MacGyver of Mushrooms.  Monkey Publishing.

Bray, R. (2020) Medicinal Mushrooms: A Practical Guide to Healing MushroomsIndependently published.

Hobbs, C. (2020) Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide. Storey Publishing.

Hobbs, C. (2002) Medicinal Mushrooms: An Exploration of Tradition, Healing, & Culture. Botanica Press.

Any field guide relevant to your area, especially if you’re going to try foraging.

Kits and Supplies

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I’ve found all three of these authors very enlightening. The Stamets books are lab manuals. They give a great deal of scientific information, and any books you can find by him are likely to be worthwhile. The recipes are more geared towards commercial cultivation however. I’m finding the Bray books more home-cultivator friendly and they include DIY instructions for things such as a still air box. Stamets has an extensive list of resources and incredibly detailed appendices, whereas the Hobbs books have incredible photographs of just about any mushroom of interest one would ever care to grow. I highly recommend all of them for these reasons.

With respect to kits and websites, again, the list is by no means exhaustive. I’ve listed the companies I’ve dealt with personally or heard excellent reviews of. Don’t be afraid to look around! The Stamets book also has a lengthy supplier list.

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