Barbara Otrysko is a retired plant pathologist and avid eco-gardener has been growing shiitake mushrooms for home use for many years. She lives in Pointe-Lebel, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, halfway between Quebec City and Labrador. With her partner, she runs a small U-pick based on permaculture principles. For the last 10 years she has given courses on ecological gardening and strives to promote permaculture principles every chance she gets.
With the plethora of books, web sites, videos etc. on permaculture one might ask oneself why another book on the subject.
Organic gardeners have long espoused the adage “feed the soil” but I wonder how many of us really understand what is going on down there with microbes.
A beginner's book on mushroom cultivation that's written in a no-nonsense chatty style that is easy to read and to follow.