Fungi Perfecti is the web site of Paul Stamets, author of “Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms“. Stamets has a long history of discovering and cultivating edible and medicinal mushrooms. He researches useful aspects of fungi such as their antiviral properties and their potential for “mycoremediation” (restoring polluted or damaged habitats with fungi).
Through the Fungi Perfecti web site you can order from a large selection of mushroom “Patches”, which are starter kits to grow your own exotic mushrooms! Some of the varieties available are: Shiitake, Pearl Oyster, Pink Oyster, Reishi, Enokitake plus many other unusual speicies. The cost is $24 per kit.
Stamets also advocates putting the mushroom patches in your backyard or forested area, to yield further “fruitings”. Some fungi are highly beneficial to other plants and trees – they assist with the uptake of water and nutrients, as well as fighting diseases.
Also available are a number of mushroom extracts for medicinal purposes, all of which are certified organic.
Web site: Fungi Perfecti