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forest farming

Fall 2015

How to grow your own mushrooms

For Zachary Frederick, forest farming is a challenge. The WSU doctoral student grew up in the shady woods near Ithaca, New York, where he too learned to cultivate oyster mushrooms on logs. Upon landing in the wheat fields of Pullman, Frederick was momentarily stumped but soon learned to grow oyster mushrooms on rolls of toilet paper using a Tupperware tote as an incubator. For those who are interested in entry-level forest farming, here are a few ideas for growing your own mushrooms:

Growing mushrooms on a toilet paper roll (by 100th Monkey Mushroom Farm)

You can also buy mushroom kits and other supplies … » More …