Radical Mycology Book Launch Event in #Portland ,OR this Saturday #Permaculture #PDX

http://www.chthaeus.com/product-p/b-rmp.htmFrom my good friend Peter of the Radical Mycology collective:
The spores are in the wind!

We are excited and honored to announce that the Radical Mycology Book is now available for sale at the publishers website www.chthaeus.com! At the link you can find sections samples to get a taste of some of the book’s topics.

After two long years in the works, this nearly 700-page text is a one stop reference for diving deep into the world of fungal biology, ecology, cultural influences, cultivation, remediation, and a lot more. We are thrilled with how it came out. To celebrate the release, all book purchases for the next 3 days are discounted and also include a free 16.6×17.25″ 3 color (red, black, and metallic gold) poster of the book’s cover.

Also, this Saturday we are celebrating in Portland at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont St). If you can’t make it out to the live event, you can watch via livestream here: http://bit.ly/rmbooksteam. We hope you can make it in some form.

For the fungi!
The Radical Mycology Collective

Using Mushrooms to digest cigarette butts #permaculture

This video from Peter of the Radical Mycology Project describes a method for training mushrooms to digest cigarette filters, now that’s pretty darn cool!

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the Radical Mycology Book campaign!

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Open Source Mycology: 7 precious Mushrooms

Your faithful editor @gaiapunk here:

First of all,

I hope you were inspired and awakened to action by that awesome interview with our local permaculture and myco wizard Paul Stamets.

Well, I magically awoke at 4:00am and decided that I’ve had enough sleep (4hrs) and that the day was to begin in full AWESOMENESS (it’s even sunny today very rare for an Olympia winter day).  Maybe it had something to do with the excitement of knowing I would be announcing a new Project Page and a new project the 7 Precious Mushrooms Zine!  The 7 Precious Mushrooms are a collection of seven key medicinal mushrooms that boost the immune system and whose active ingredients fight numerous diseases.  After taking these mushrooms in tincture form and experiencing the positive effects for myself I decided I wanted to learn and share as much as possible regarding their miraculous properties.    This project will be broadcast to the wider net community and will be conceived as a open source collaboration in partnership with well loved Spore Liberation Front.  If you have something that you would like to contribute please email me at thejulianeffect(at)gmail.com with the subject line “open source mycology”.  The first contribution is a slideshow about the Reishi mushroom gifted to me by the lovely Miriah Mc Donald.  Please broadcast this project far and wide on the internets like the good little info spore that it is.

The 7 Precious Mushrooms

Black Reishi (Ganoderma sinense), Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Reishi mycelium, Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), Maitake, (Grifola frondosa) and Cordyceps mycelium (Cordyceps sinensis)