I have read one of Sepp's books and I have been influenced by his videos and ideas. I have also recently become interested in applying some of the mycopermaculture techniques that are used by the likes of Paul Stamets. Does Sepp advocate incorporate using fungi into the Holzer permaculture system and if so, how?
One technique I remember from Sepp's newest book is hanging fruiting bodies from mesh bags to encourage spore distribution. He stated that in the '80s, before Chernobyl, a significant proportion of his income was derived from mushrooms, and that disaster helped teach him not to specialize so much.
"I must Create a System, or be enslaved by another Man's"--William Blake
Absolutely! Fungi are a key building block for life on earth! When working with nature you cannot leave any of her important parts out. There is lots of info in the books about growing mushrooms, inoculating logs, etc. Mushrooms also provide great potential for bio-remediation of poisoned landscapes. Our quest for a sterile environment will not solve any of our problems. We need to instead encourage and propagate the bacteria and fungi that make the world go round!
When I saw this was about mushrooms a got very excited because my man-friend and I have Turkey Tail, Reishi, and Maitake all waiting to be started in the apartment begging us to do something exceptional with these little wonders. Myself and some friends are in the processes of gathering all the necessities to get a few Huglekultur going this spring and was wondering if and how i can incorporate my sweet little Fungi?
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