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An Amazing Letter From a Cultivator in Syria...

An Amazing Letter From a Cultivator in Syria...

Not to sound too impressed with ourselves, but we get wonderful letters from happy customers and devoted fans all the time. And we love to read them! This one, though...this one brought tears to our eyes: "Hello, Paul. Fungi helped...

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Some Like it HOT: Growing Mushrooms in the Summer Months

Some Like it HOT: Growing Mushrooms in the Summer Months

For many, the thought of "mushrooms" conjures up images of ancient, dark forests or cold and wet weather. However, this is not always the case. Fungi inhabit every ecosystem on earth, and many of these fascinating organisms tolerate extreme environments...

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Creating a Be-Mushroomed Rain Garden

Creating a Be-Mushroomed Rain Garden

April showers bring May flowers and encourage delicious Morel and Oyster mushrooms. Rain freshens the air and bathes the roots of budding plants, piercing the drought of early spring. Watching the showers pour from our rooftops, over driveways and down...

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Celebrate Decomposition!

Celebrate Decomposition!

Humans are experts in their misguided attempts to clean up the environment. Such is the case with our misunderstanding of the importance of decomposition. I wish to help reframe the benefits of fungi with a “Let it Rot” campaign. Rather...

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No Space? No Problem!

No Space? No Problem!

Fairly new to the mushroom world, I’ve found it fascinating how fungi can be cultivated in such small spaces. You can successfully produce mushrooms indoors even if you don’t have a laboratory or grow room of your own. Our Certified...

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Mycofiltration Enters the Commons

Mycofiltration Enters the Commons

A line of mycelium-and-substrate-filled bags in Mason County, Washington. Fungi Perfecti founder and director of research, Dr. Paul Stamets, announced today the release of mycofiltration and mycorestoration as public domain terms and technologies. The move formalizes a long-standing company policy...

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Make Your Own Stropharium

Make Your Own Stropharium

King Stropharia have long been one our favorite mushrooms to work with at Fungi Perfecti. For those of you who are not familiar, the King Stropharia mushroom (Stropharia rugoso-annulata, also known as the Garden Giant™) is a vigorous species that thrives...

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Companion Planting with the Garden Giant

Companion Planting with the Garden Giant

Stropharia emerging from beneath young corn stalks. Chances are that if you have perused the Fungi Perfecti catalog or web site, you have probably heard of the "Garden Giant" mushroom (Stropharia rugoso-annulata). Additionally, if you have read mycologist and Fungi Perfecti...

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Is it Time to Fruit Your Mushroom Logs?

Is it Time to Fruit Your Mushroom Logs?

Here in Olympia, Washington we've already had some well-deserved warm and sunny days which tend to lure us outdoors after a long wet Pacific Northwest winter. Upon strolling through the forest recently I noticed some young Oyster mushrooms emerging from...

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