Radical Mycology: An SLF Primer

The zine that started it all. This introductory text is a great way to get familiar with the concepts and techniques explored on this website. Skills covered include mushroom identification, cooking, medicinal mushroom processing, simple cultivation techniques, mycoremediation, mushroom paper and dye making, and more.  Interspersed are jokes, rants, ethics, and other tibdits to begin the development of a Radical Mycology culture.

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8 responses

  1. Hi Radical Mycology
    I’ve only just found your website and am thoroughly enjoying it. Thank you!

    I am an Ottawa based artist and mycophile. I have been granted a residency with the Ottawa Art Gallery to build a large public sculpture with unwanted phone books inoculated with gourmet and medicinal mushrooms.

    The project aims to encourage mycological appreciation and will involve as many organisations as possible including schools, libraries restaurants, health centers, Operation Come Home and kind kitchens.

    I will be giving mushroom growing workshops at Ottawa Freeschool and several music festivals this summer. I would like to make your radical mycology zine available to my participants.

    How can I become a distributor?
    Can I pay you a fixed amount and then print an edition of the zine to share with my participants for free?
    where are you?
    Can I contribute to the zine? I have been working on mushroom ink and die recipes and keep a mushroom diary here:


    Looking forward to working with you!
    Alexis Williams

    March 8, 2011 at 3:25 am

  2. Here is the website for the 2011 Phone Books to Mushrooms for Food and Art project


    May 4, 2011 at 2:07 am

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