January 30, 2016

Is Chaga harvesting sustainable?

You must have already seen Chaga high on a tree. At first sight, you thought you had discovered a coal chunk in an unlikely place. The mushroom is a ubiquitous...
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December 12, 2015

The Mushroom Shrine

The Artist Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) forms a semi-circular plate emerging from deciduous trees. Abundant across our hemisphere, it is non-digestible and...
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November 5, 2015

Undocumented migrant spores

For millennia, the geographical distribution of fungal species evolved very slowly: despite their infinitesimal weight, spores generally land only a few meters...
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July 9, 2015

Overview of poisonings in North America

Annually in the US, the North American Mycological Association registers very few deaths related to wild mushroom consumption, generally less than four per...
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February 4, 2015

Can Mushrooms decontaminate soils ?

Fungi, bacteria and plants break down their surrounding material; they absorb what is edible and neutralize what is harmful. Bioremediation is the planned...
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December 29, 2014

Fermentation DIY

The world of mushrooms is not limited to those that are easily seen with the naked eye – it includes countless microscopic organisms which work together with...
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December 3, 2014

Fungi discovered agriculture

More than 400 million years ago, fungi discovered agriculture : they began cultivating algeae and cyanobacteriae to meet their needs in carbohydrates and...
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November 23, 2014


Known in China for over 2000 years, Kombucha has gained worldwide popularity in recent years. A fermented drink, it is often said to have medicinal properties...
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September 30, 2014

The Book of mycophagous to Montreal

You love wild mushrooms. You do not have time to forage them yourself and sometimes no time to cook. Discover a few good restaurants in Montréal where wild...
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September 26, 2014

Wilderness Survival Guide

Two summers ago “Chagagab” decided that after turning 15 he would attempt a wilderness survival experience. It has been three years now that this young...
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