Growing Mushrooms In Your Foodscape, Megan Christian, Midwest Permaculture
In this talk, Megan will go over what species are easiest to start growing, a few different cultivation methods, and how to integrate a small scale mushroom cultivation system into a garden/landscape design. She will also touch briefly on how mushrooms interact with and benefit the environment around them. We will explore:
- a few "inoculation" (essentially, planting) techniques, including:
Log inoculation techniques- Choosing an area, what mushrooms work with what wood, design practices (totems, towers, etc), supplies needed.
- Soil/other inoculation techniques- Best species, how mycorrhizal mushrooms grow with plants, soil drenches, how saprobes help garden beds, how even parasites can be desirable (Huitlacoche)
- Container growing- What is the process like, what species can you grow like this, supplies needed, pros and cons.