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Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms - Paul Stamets

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms - Paul Stamets

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Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms - 3rd edition
by Paul Stamets

Published by Random House - October 2000 - Paperback - 614pp - 23cm x 19cm

With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide.

More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page colour insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species.  Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighbourhood.

'The most comprehensive manual of mushroom cultivation ever—filled with readable, useful information about every known mushroom species that people esteem for food and for medicine. Expanded, improved, and destined to be a classic.' — Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Healine and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health


Paul Stamets, founder of Fungi Perfecti (, has been a dedicated mycologist for more than thirty years. He is the 1998 recipient of the Collective Heritage Institute’s Bioneers Award and the 1999 recipient of the Founder of a New Northwest Award from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. Stamets has written five books on mushroom cultivation, use, and identification and numerous articles and scholarly papers on medicinal, culinary, and psycho-active mushrooms, including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World.


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