Here is our KBOO radio interview. Check it out!

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Here is the radio program, hosted by the wonderful Chris Seigel of Wealth Underground Farm and Farm to Artist Road Snacks podcast, about our mushroom fair and the zoetrope, which aired on KBOO (90.7 fm in Portland) on December 19, 2012. The whole show is really nice. Thank you so much, Chris! [Feature image photo … Continue reading

Introducing Mush Babe!

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I designed this character after my dear friend Lola Milholland (director of our Oregon Mushroom Stories project) for her birthday in February. I tried to capture many of the things I adore about Lola: her love of pickles, old Japanese cartoons, playing soccer in a skirt, and her lifelong love of mushrooms. Gary of Container … Continue reading

Tony Migas and Ed Foy Grow Lots of Mushrooms

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For two weekends in April, I attended classes about how to grow mushrooms at home. The first was taught by local cultivator Tony Migas, recently the president of the Oregon Mycological Society and an intrepid home cultivator who once tended 45 shitake logs in one small room of his home. (He also claims that he … Continue reading

The Secret Sound of Spores, a musical installation

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Mycologists estimate that during its lifetime, a single mushroom will drop as many as 16 billion of its seed-like spores. You can capture these spores on paper if you take a spore print (instructions here), but in nature, the slightest wind carries the spores far and wide. In a breath-taking sound and art installation that … Continue reading

I’d like to die in a Mushroom Death Suit

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Artist Jae Rhim Lee has been working to create a Mushroom Death Suit. Yes, this is a suit that turns a corpse into living mushrooms. Specifically, these ninja-looking outfits have threads woven throughout that have been infused with very carefully selected mushroom spores suited to decompose bodies. An embalming fluid – to be released postmortem … Continue reading

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