Our founder, Graham Upson, is a busy man. Particularly with all the work involved in launching our new line of Touchwood Mushrooms liquids (on top of the normal work of growing and processing mushrooms and running his Denmark WA farm). But we managed to grab him for a quick chat recently, and he shared his top three resources for people who are keen to learn even more about mushrooms.
Growing Gourmet Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets
Often referred to as “The New Testament” by mycologists of all stripes, this book covers state-of-the-art commercial cultivation techniques in detail. This includes liculture inoculation methods, mycological landscaping, growing room and lab designs — and much more!
Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation by Trad Cotter
Trad Cotter is an American Mycology expert who has been farming, researching, and breaking new ground in the field of mycology for over 20 years. His book includes new methods for urban and off-grid growing, making mushroom infused beers, and lots more.
Cotter offers readers an explanation of best practices when it comes to organic mushroom farming and explores all the ways mushroom cultivation is good for the world — from cleaning up industrial pollution to the individual health benefits of medicinal mushrooms.
As far as Graham’s concerned, these three tomes make up the medicinal mushroom bible. They represent best practice when it comes to mushroom growing, and he’s learnt heaps from them. If you’re keen to understand more about the benefits, cultivation, and uses of medicinal mushrooms, give one of these books a go.