Welcome to Mushroompeople!

Grow delicious Shiitake, Oyster, Maitake, Reishi, and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms!

We Sell Excellent Mushroom Spawn, Cultivation Tools, Shiitake Starter Kits, Books and Videos, Supplies for Sterile Work, and Ready-To-Fruit Mushroom Kits.

Are you interested in growing mushrooms in hardwood logs? CLICK HERE for detailed instructions.

For prices and a description of our various mushrooms species and strains, please go to the Our Products list on the left and click on any of the items there.

ANNOUNCING THE 5th GIANT MUSHROOM FESTIVAL AT INTERLACHEN, FLORIDA, SATURDAY JANUARY 14.  Take a break from Winter and come to Interlachen for fabulous workshops on mushroom cultivation!  All workshops and live music FREE. For details please click on our Workshops link (see the horizontal blue bar on top of page).

5thgiantshiitakeflyerOUR CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SPAWN: Please check here BEFORE cutting your logs or ordering spawn!

  • SHIITAKE PLUG SPAWN: These strains are available: 910, 510, and 853. We are temporarily out of 512, 852, and 855.
  • SHIITAKE SAWDUST SPAWN These strains are available: 910, 510, 512, and 853. We are temporarily out of 852 and 855.
  • OTHER SAWDUST SPAWN: Phoenix Oyster, Tree Oyster, Maitake, and Lions’ Mane are available. We are temporarily out of Reishi spawn.
  • OYSTER GRAIN SPAWN: We have in stock a new batch of cold temperature-fruiting Tree Oyster and warm temperature-loving Phoenix Oyster.
  • READY-TO-FRUIT MUSHROOM KITS: Shiitake, Oyster, Reishi, and Lions Mane are available. These make great gifts!

Beyond mushrooms: Imagine being able to grow your favorite veggies in 1/5th the area, with 1/5th the water, requiring 1/5th the labor (30 minutes a day), and never turn a compost pile again! We combined the radically simple Square Foot Garden method with advanced Lasagna Gardening and, of course, got a Square Foot Lasagna Garden©.  Growing veggies, herbs, fruit, and flowers is easy and fun for the whole family – kids love it and pitch right in! No power tools are needed, and it can be done in any type of soil, even hard pan, without digging. We carry both best-selling books, Square Foot Gardening and Lasagna Gardening.

Straw-Insulated Solar Greenhouse Do-It-Yourself Plans. Solar greenhouses are perfect for Square Foot Lasagna Gardening raised beds, and for growing Shiitake & Oyster mushrooms year ’round. The logs are propped vertically in the shade of the trellises on which tomatoes, beans, peas, and melon vines wind upward.  If you plant your seeds directly in the solar greenhouse beds in early Spring, you can say goodbye to indoor seed germination, potting, repotting, gradual outdoor hardening, and finally transplanting in the garden.  Imagine relaxing in year-round warmth surrounded by flowers, vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms, protected from Winter cold, storms, sun, and droughts.  Bird mesh under the glazing keeps out birds, deer, rabbits, and squirrels when you roll up the plastic or remove the panels in Summer. Do-it-yourself plans $6.00

Concerned about global warming? Growing trees and applying biochar to your garden soil sequesters atmospheric CO2.  Biochar is wood charcoal that has been ground up and “charged” in a compost pile. Biochar is what makes “terra preta”, the richest soil on the planet; it creates fertility, tilth, and water retention over thousands of years, and is perfect in Square Foot Lasagna gardens. The Biochar Solution by Albert Bates is a historical epic with practical measures for the sustainable good life, our best guide for regreening the planet.

Commercial Shiitake Growers:  We offer discounts for large orders of spawn (click on the discount icon to see the table), over the phone only. For a quote for your order, call us on toll-free (866) 521-1555 late mornings, or email us at mushroom@thefarm.org. We accept discount orders only by phone.

Mushroom Workshops  For details e-mail Cliff Davis at spiralridgepermaculture@gmail.com

We accept all major credit and debit cards online.

We ship “best way” for orders within the United States, the cost depending on your the items, weight, and value. If you have special shipping needs, please call us at (866) 521-1555 late mornings, or email us at mushroom@thefarm.org.   

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS  WE DO NOT SHIP SMALL ORDERS OF SPAWN INTERNATIONALLY (< US $200).  Please do not go through Checkout, because the shipping table rates there are for US domestic deliveries only. Obviously we cannot send orders internationally at the same rates as domestic ones!  Please click on the Shipping Page for information on how to order by phone or email. If you somehow manage to order online, we will cancel the order and make a refund to your card account, minus a handling fee.

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