Magical Mycelium: How Fungus Among Us Can Save Our World

Longtime blog readers know I love my chaga, but did you know all these other amazing things about mushrooms? Pretty potent stuff! Next time you get discouraged about all the environmental, health and energy crises facing humanity, turn to some ‘shrooms. They’ve got you covered.

Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world:

Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

6 responses to this post.

  1. We are at the tipping point. Necessity is the mother of invention.

    I think that humanity is vital to earth’s long term survival. We are the only animal who can burn oil to increase greenhouse gases if a ice age comes. Before Global Warming scientists feared another ice age coming. If another big dinosaur killing sized meteor comes we can change its orbit. Etc.

    About now Mother Earth might be deciding which gamble to take. Humans or no Humans. She is sending out help in the form of mushrooms, bacteria that can eat plastic. Etc. At the same time she is so ill.

    If we can find balance the future is glorious.



  2. Posted by liz irwin on April 1, 2013 at 6:32 am

    weird just happened upon the two videos you post then find you.and your post describes me very good! Wish for a mycological study of mushroom vs lyme!



    • Hi Liz,
      Thanks for stopping by. I know people anecdotally have had good Lyme results with Reishi and sometimes Chaga, but I don’t know of any studies. Please let me know if you find any!
      Blessings to you,



  3. […] We’ve had good success with leaf mulch in the past, and I’ve recently learned even more about the benefits of mulching. Not only does the mulch save on watering efforts and costs, but it also enhances the mycelium in the soil. Mycelium is the branching, threadlike, vegetative part of fungus, and it has all sorts of amazing properties. Some researchers even claim that mycelium can save the world. […]



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