Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World

Paul Stamets


Mycelium Running is a handbook for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s correct: growing to be extra mushrooms could be the neatest thing we will do to save lots of the surroundings, and during this groundbreaking textual content from mushroom professional Paul Stamets, you’ll discover how.
 
The simple technology is going like this: Microscopic cells referred to as “mycelium”--the fruit of that are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and different crucial parts as they holiday down plant and animal particles within the construction of wealthy new soil. What Stamets has came upon is that we will capitalize on mycelium’s digestive energy and goal it to decompose poisonous wastes and toxins (mycoremediation), capture and decrease silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), keep an eye on insect populations (mycopesticides), and usually increase the healthiness of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening).
 
In this accomplished consultant, you’ll locate chapters detailing each one of those 4 interesting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” in addition to chapters at the medicinal and dietary houses of mushrooms, inoculation tools, log and stump tradition, and species choice for varied environmental reasons. seriously referenced and fantastically illustrated, this ebook is destined to be a vintage reference for bemushroomed generations to come back.

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