Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World by Paul Stamets

By Paul Stamets

Mycelium Running is a guide for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s correct: starting to be extra mushrooms could be the neatest thing we will be able to 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 production of wealthy new soil. What Stamets has stumbled on is that we will capitalize on mycelium’s digestive strength and aim it to decompose poisonous wastes and toxins (mycoremediation), capture and decrease silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), regulate insect populations (mycopesticides), and customarily improve the health and wellbeing of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening).
 
In this complete consultant, you’ll locate chapters detailing every one of those 4 intriguing 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 wonderfully illustrated, this ebook is destined to be a vintage reference for bemushroomed generations to come.

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