Consumption of mushrooms reduces cancer, studies suggest

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This week in mushroom news we are looking at the long term health benefits of mushrooms for middle-aged men. A recent studies suggest that the consumption of mushrooms by middle-aged and elderly men can reduce their chances of developing prostate cancer. The Study The Miyagi Cohort Study of 1990 and the Ohsaki Cohort Study of […]

Preserving the harvest

dried mushrooms

So, you have grown your first batch of mushrooms. Now what? Preserving your mushroom harvest is an essential part of the mushroom growing experience. With the right tools and a little time you will be able to enjoy your harvest for months to come. What is the best way to preserve your mushrooms? Saving mushrooms […]

Oakland, California jumps on the mushroom wagon

Oakland, California

As you may recall, last week we reported on Denver’s decision to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms in May. Now, in a groundbreaking move, Oakland, the eight largest city in California has decided to follow suit. According to a report by the Associated Press, city officials have “voted to decriminalize adult use and possession of magic mushrooms […]

Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative makes history

Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative

Less than a month ago, the city of Denver made headlines by passing a city ordinance to decriminalize hallucinogenic Psilosybin mushrooms. The Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative, or Ordinance 301, was approved by less than 2,000 votes on May 7th and made official May 16th, with a final 50.5% of the vote. 2012 seems like a […]

Growing in Jars

So, you have decided you want to start growing mushrooms at home, but you don’t want to make a huge investment into mushroom growing supplies. You have researched the pre-made mushroom growing kits and decided you would rather not risk getting bad spores or contaminated materials–good for you! The question now is, how can you […]

Agar Agar, Yeast Banking, and Brewing

It’s that time of year again … Saint Patrick’s Day. A time for letting loose, having fun, drinking beer! Have you ever stopped to think though–how does this rich, black stout keep it’s consistently perfect flavor? How do they always deliver that perfect foam and fizz? The answer? Yeast banking. Visit your favorite Irish beer’s […]

Holy Shiitake

Once upon a time, there was a little mushroom. He grew on the fallen trees in the forests of Asia. Then one day humans discovered him living among the wood and learned of all the amazing and wonderful things they could do with him. They called him Shiitake and have worshiped him ever since. The […]

Setting the stage for mushrooms

Magic mushrooms. Shrooms. Mushy-mushy. Psilocybin mushrooms are called by all different names but generally speaking it’s not medicine. Or even worse art. But one Chicago theater is aiming to change that with The Mushroom Cure. The Greenhouse Theater, in association with The Marsh, will be hosting an off-Broadway play this spring that hopes to challenge […]

Breaking barriers with mushrooms

Back in April 2018 cold noodles were all the rage as a result of the exchange of the noodles at the first Korean Summit in over a decade. September of that same year saw a second summit that resulted in more food exchanges. 200 tons of tangerines were gifted from South Korea in response to […]

Pressure Cookers v.s. Steam Sterilizers–what you need to know

The world of sterilization can sometimes be a confusing and unsure place. While some beginners choose to boil their substrates/equipment, most professional and amateur growers prefer to use either a pressure cooker or a steam sterilizer (autoclave) for sterilization. But how do you know what method is best? What product is right for you? And […]

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