P. McCoy, Radical Mycology, 2016.

Like what you see? If you’re interested to learn more about mushroom cultivation, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite books and websites that you can find below. I’ve also included a list of local and not-so-local sources of mushroom cultures, spawn and miscellaneous growing equipment from Canada and the northern United States.

Since it’s in all of our best interests to share each other’s experience and resources, I will continuously update this page as new information reveals itself to me. If you happen to know of a good resource you’d like to recommend to others, Let me know and I’ll include it below.


Toronto Mycological Society – (Toronto, Ontario)

North American Mycological Association

Fungi Alley – (Montague, Maine)

North Spore Mushroom Company – (Westbrook, Maine)

All The Mushrooms – (Powell River, BC)

Earth Angel Mushrooms – (Pacific, Missouri)

Mossy Creek Mushrooms – (Jefferson City, Tennessee)

Grow Cycle – (Devon, England)

Books & Print Resources

Mushroom Cultivation

Mycelium Running – Paul Stamets (2005)

Growing Gourmet
& Medicinal Mushrooms  – Paul Stamets (2000)

Organic Mushroom Farming
& Mycoremediation – Tradd Cotter (2014)

Radical Mycology – Peter McCoy (2016)

Wild Mushroom Identification

The Ultimate Mushroom Book – Peter Jordan & Steven Wheeler (1995)

Mushrooms Demystified – David Arora (1986)

All that the Rain Promises and More – David Arora (1991)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms – (1981)

Mushrooms & Other Fungi
of North America – Roger Phillips (2010)

Mushroom Cultures, Spawn & Growing Supplies


Mycosource – (Toronto, Ontario)

Wylie Mycologicals – (Georgian Bluffs, Ontario)

Mycoboutique – (Montréal, Quebec)

Fresh Cap Mushrooms – (Edmonton, Alberta)

Grow Mushrooms Canada – (Victoria, BC)

What The Fungus – (Summerland, BC)

United States

Mycelium Emporium – (Maine)

Everything Mushrooms – (Knoxville, Tennessee)

The Mushroom Patch – (Delta, Ohio)

Motown Mushrooms – (Morriston, Vermont)

Field & Forest Products – (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)

Fungi Perfecti – (Olympia, Washington)

Instructional & Informative Videos

Growing Oyster Mushrooms Outside – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

The Easiest Way to Grow Oyster Mushrooms: An Outdoor Garden Bed – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

Using an Oyster Mushroom Grow Kit – (North Spore)

How to Grow Mushrooms on Straw: Making Straw Logs – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

Growing Mushrooms On Sawdust: Making The Fruiting Block – (Fresh Cap Mushrooms)

Growing Oyster and Lion’s Mane Mushroom Kits: A Winter Gardening Option – (The Rusted Garden)

How to farm mushrooms for Slow Food, Medicine & Bioremediation – (Kirsten Dirksen)