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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.

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Mushroom, Toadstool, Bolete, Stinkhorn, or ?

October 9, 2017

So what do you call it?

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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.

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3 natural wonders to see while eclipse hunting in Oregon

August 14, 2017

So you’ve finalized your travel plans for #SolarEclipse2017, procured your fancy glasses, and kept up on the most important news updates. Now what?

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Get outside with this cross-country scavenger hunt

April 17, 2017

Summer is the ideal time to pack up for a journey from coast to coast. Whether you want to study the diversity of landscapes from the Pacific Northwest to New England (and everything in between), or you’re just enjoying afternoon explorations in your own backyard, our Timber Press Field Guides will inspire and educate. How many of these amazing natural wonders you can […]

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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.

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End of season sanitizing

November 23, 2009

Written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Plant?, this post originally appeared on their blog. End of Season Sanitizing It’s late November and garden ghosts from last summer’s bounty may still linger in standing dead stalks of flowers long gone. Unfortunately, some of this left-over plant material may be […]

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Compost, AKA black gold

November 19, 2009

This guest post was written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?, and originally appeared on their blog. Compost, AKA Black Gold It’s late autumn and Halloween jack-o-lanterns sag and melt away in forgotten corners of the yard along with left-over dead cornstalks. The ghosts of last summer’s […]

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Pacific Golden Chanterelle

August 20, 2009

The Pacific Golden Chanterelle, or Cantharellus formosus if you’d prefer, is one of the most commonly foraged mushrooms. They are easy to find in the moister parts of Pacific Northwest and in season from early summer until late fall. If you are planning a weekend foraging trip, find a few to make this recipe.

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