15 Jun '11, 4pm

This is what large-scale shiitake mushroom growing looks like (on a Arkansas family farm) Great video via @perennialplate

This is what large-scale shiitake mushroom growing looks like (on a Arkansas family farm) Great video via @perennialplate

One thing I have always wondered about—and is partially adressed here—is what the carbon cycle of wood-grown shiitakes really looks like. Curly explains that most of the logs they purchase would have rotted anyway—presumably meaning they are either cast-offs from forestry or windfall from storms—and that they use spent mushroom logs for firewood afterwards. Whether that's the case with most shiitake operations would be an interesting point of discussion. (Felling trees to turn them into food doesn't sound like a viable proposition.)

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/large-scale-shiit...

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