Adam Gulliford

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I am looking to buy land but I'm am not sure where. The hard thing to feel out without spending alot of time in an area is how the community operates. Is there growth, art, sovereignty, etc?

I'm currently focusing on land in Southern VA with the goal of buying something in the 10-25 acre range at an affordable price. But willing to hear about any cool community on the east coast.

So what areas out there have, in your opinion, great community? Is there a budding art scene? Is there a reverence for traditional practice and trades? Are there places that are platforms for good ideas to blossom and grow? Are people doing interesting things? Having interesting thoughts? Let me hear what you have to say!

Thanks!

4 years ago
I haven't seen anyone say this so I will ask, "Have you installed a vapor barrier?". All the earthen floors installed here (Pacific Northwest, USA) have vapor barriers. These prevent water vapor from rising through your floor layers. Is your floor directly connected to the ground? If it is you might need to rip up the cob to install a proper barrier. Otherwise you can install under the house by crawling under the foundation.
4 years ago
How Does everyone here typically go about pulverizing a harder woody mushroom? I've heard meat grinders but am interested in seeing other methods.

5 years ago
Hello All,

I was there in Montana when Sepp was making the bone sauce. We let the fire go for 6 hours or so. We also used a combination of raw and cooked bones. I believe I remember him saying that raw bones are better. I can refer back to my notes and post in this forum again.


Happy to answer more questions as well

Cheers!
6 years ago
Hello,

Speaking of critters, is there any reason to worry about Naelgeria fowelri with a natural pool?
6 years ago
Heres another pic. You can see on the right how the inside of the hugels looked. The dead trees from the wetland we were replenishing.

6 years ago

Clover Love wrote:I am open to new/differing ideas. Do you want to discuss any of the bits I brought up? I was hoping to engage in discussion . Any one with experience in mushroom logs, etc? Am I in the right place? I was hoping that this thread was an invitation to discuss the podcast, maybe I just don't know where to do that, in that case please, point me in the right direction.

I'm to the point and sometimes I don't add enough smiley icons to my posts and I think they then get read with a snarky spin. Please, treat me like I've got Aspergers, patience and kindness welcome!

I did just get my copy of the book, so I'll be better able to ask questions or participate in discussion regarding the differences between Stamets and Holtzer.



Not sure if you were there for Sepp week in Montana. Anyway, I was able to attend. He think the wax thing is crap (exact translation). But, covering and protecting the mycelium is very important. He does various methods. His favorite is to auger a hole to the heartwood, pack in the mycelium, and then pound in an appropriate size stick from the same tree to seal. Once sealed, he'll cut the stick at the base of the tree he is inoculating to make it flush.

Another technique is cutting the log into sections and then sandwiching the sections together and securing with nails and tape. He details it in his new book. Or you could try the crescent cut every 30 cm on each side of the log and stuffing with mycelium and covering with tape. I saw him do all of these techniques recently in Montana when he visited there.

6 years ago

Nathan Johns wrote:Adam, I wonder if the problem might be too much moisture? What I do with the cardboard is get it pretty darn sopping wet then squeeze out all of the excess moisture like it's a sponge.



Hey Nathan, I'm going to try another round tonight. I felt as though I had similar moisture to what you describe here. This round I will do a day by day picture analysis. Hopefully we can get some fungi going!
7 years ago
So this post got me really excited. And I've tried to replicate twice now without success. I've been using the cardboard technique with oyster stem butts. I wet the cardboard to a point where its really moist but not sopping wet. Then, sandwich layers or cardboard and stem butts from store bought oysters. I cover loosely in two plastic bags and store in a warm closet (70 degrees F).

For the first few days all looks well. I try to occasionally mist with water bottle if it starts looking dry. After the third day mycelium growth stops. Then a few days later green mold starts to develop. The second time I tried to used a new ziplock bag (opened on one end) to improve sterilization. Anyway, it has become contaminated both times. Any ideas? Will post pics in the next go round. I really want this to work! I have phone books I want to move the established oyster mycelium to.

Thanks for any feedback.
7 years ago