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April 11, 2017

On Saturday April 8th we hosted a shiitake workshop with Growing Places, a community based gardening collective, in Leominster MA.  Seventeen aspiring mushroom cultivators turned out to plug red oak logs with dowel spawn.  We utilized an amazing new tool from...

August 17, 2016

 Her Majesty the Golden Staghorn

We have been growing Golden Reishi (Ganoderma curtisii) since January of this year.  The 5 pound supplemented blocks were colonized rapidly by the Reishi mycelium and then when we were expecting fructification they stalled.... for a whil...

August 7, 2016

The NorthEast Mycology Conference (NEMF) at Fitchburg State was a great success and rewarding experience.  We met mushroom growers from New Hampshire Mushroom Company and medicine makers from Catskill Fungi.  We networked with a lot of folks and talked mycology while s...

June 17, 2016

Last July I was on Cape Cod with my family and noticed some Stropharia rugoso-annulata (akaWinecap, Garden Giant) fruiting out of a path lined with woodchips.  I ran and got my sons plastic beach shovel and found a few plastic water jugs out of a dumpster and in no tim...

May 30, 2016

May in Massachusetts is explosive.  Morels tend to peak right around May 15th, and I have the most luck looking under dead or dying elm trees.  To be more exact, elm trees over 10" in diameter that still have bark and have died within the last 5 years.  I scout all win...

May 1, 2016

 

We have a diverse schedule of events we will be attending this year to vend our medicines, talk to the public, put on presentations and in general spread the spores and love for the mushrooms.  Please come on out and catch us in person and check out the displays and t...

April 7, 2016

We have constructed a custom incubator for our liquid extractions (tinctures) equipped with a thermostat that registers a 3 degree differential.  If the required temperature rises or drops out of our desired range an ambient heat source is triggered keeping our tinctur...

January 10, 2016

 

At Forest Health Medicinals we have made some exciting strides into new mycological realms.  On the medicinal mushroom tincture side, Tim has been busy studying and developing complete alchemical medicines called Spagyrics which we hope to offer soon (more on this lat...

December 12, 2015

 We are experimenting this winter with several species of medicinal mushrooms in our grow room- Lions Mane (Hericium spp.) being a primary focus.  Not only is it being researched for its ability to potentially stimulate nerve regeneration and support brain health, it i...

November 12, 2015

  In the NorthEast, Maitake or Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa) fruits in the Fall when temperatures drop into the 50s.  I like to think of the them as the analogue to the Spring Morels- which need 50 degree soil temps to fruit.  This year was exceptional. We develo...

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