Jordan Weiss is Bemushroomed

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Jordan Weiss is a 47-year-old self-taught mycologist who lives in Corvallis. He’s been in love with mushrooms since the early 1970s and enjoys sharing his low-tech approaches to mushroom cultivation with anyone interested in raising their own mushroom patches. This interview is part of the Oregon Mushroom Stories’ Community Reporters Project. Please participate if you … 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

Fresh Air, full of spores

On the NPR show Fresh Air, Terry Gross recently interviewed mycologist Nicholas Money, who studies mushrooms and mold. His new book, Mushrooms, looks at the history and science of mushrooms around the world, and their inclination to grow just about everywhere (including the back of a man’s throat.) “Every breath that we take — from … Continue reading

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