What is Lion’s Mane Mushroom? A beginner’s guide

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Organizations

Forest fauna

Led by a group of wildlife enthusiasts, Forest Wildlife spearheads wildlife conservation campaigns. Their website is a great place to get information about mushrooms and any other fungus, plant, or animal you might be interested in.

The Mushroom Council

The Mushroom Council is a trade organization that promotes fresh mushrooms to consumers and the catering industry. Thanks to the council, mushrooms are honored and celebrated during National Mushroom Month throughout September. Browse the organization’s website for mushroom news and events, information on mushroom varieties and their sustainability, tips and tricks for mushroom preparation, and a variety of mushroom recipes.

eat the planet

Learn everything you need to know about finding mushrooms and feeding the land from Eat the Planet. This site offers informative blog posts, videos and an overview of foraging tours in North America and the UK.

Online shops

mushroom mountain

Find a variety of organic mushroom extracts and tinctures via Mushroom Mountain, an “ecotourism hotspot for anyone wanting to learn more about the amazing world of mushrooms.” If you want to grow your own mushrooms, they also provide tools for that. They also offer classes and workshops in mushroom growing, cooking and nutrition, camping and survival.

Om Mushrooms

Based in Carlsbad, California, Om Mushrooms cultivates 11 species of mushrooms, which it then processes into capsules, powders, stocks and other formats. Browse products based on desired benefits (immune support, memory and focus, stress relief and sleep, etc.). You can also find information about the different varieties of mushrooms, the benefits of functional mushrooms, and common mushroom myths.

Perfect mushrooms

This family business is dedicated to promoting the cultivation of high quality mushrooms. Fungi Perfecti sells a variety of mushroom supplements, gardening and foraging tools, and indoor mushroom growing kits. They also offer mushroom resources like articles and blogs, seminars, and books.

Books

by Christopher Hobbs Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide

Winner of the 2021 American Botanical Council James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature, this book provides everything you need to know about fungi. From details on the nutritional and medicinal compounds of each variety of mushroom to instructions on growing, foraging and sourcing mushrooms.

Fantasy Mushrooms Community Cookbook

This cookbook features mushroom recipes representing cultures around the world. Some mouth-watering examples include chocolate chip chaga cookies, black trumpet and fig pizza, and mushroom and lobster chowdah. The cookbook includes essays that explore a range of topics, such as growing mushrooms and finding food.

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