Our mission is to share the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history. Grow with us.

food web

Mushrooms as medicine, food, and nutrition

January 23, 2018

Which edible mushrooms are the favorites of survivalists? Of chefs? Are humans the only animals that feast on fungi? What kind of preparation makes a mushroom the most nutritious? Learn about using mushrooms as medicine, food, and nutrition from experts and authors of Mushrooms of the Southeast, Todd F. Elliott and Steven L. Stephenson.

Read the full article →

Mushroom, Toadstool, Bolete, Stinkhorn, or ?

October 9, 2017

So what do you call it?

Read the full article →

To eat or not to eat?

August 31, 2017

Not all mushrooms are edible, not all mushrooms are poisonous, but if you wish to use macrofungi for food, you should become an expert at identifying the edible and the poisonous species.

Read the full article →

How do mushrooms grow so quickly?

January 12, 2017

Have you ever walked into your garden or through the woods to find a ring of mushrooms had sprung up overnight? In his third book on the soil food web, Jeff Lowenfels describes the reproduction and life cycles of fungi.

Read the full article →