How to Grow Mushrooms on Inoculated Logs

shiitake mushrooms fruiting on hardwood logs

They’re delicious, healthful, beautiful and fascinating, so we’re going to teach you the basics of how to grow mushrooms. There are many kinds of mushrooms (over 10,000 known!) that live in all kinds of habitats, including wild mushrooms and cultivated ones.  Here we’ll focus on general cultivation strategies for decomposers of wood, including shiitake, oyster, reishi, lion’s […]

How to Prune a Fruit Tree – Winter Pruning

woman on orchard ladder pruning and apple tree in winter

Many modern varieties of fruit trees benefit from pruning.  How to prune a fruit tree depends on the age, size, and type of tree, and your desired results.  There are several reasons to prune, including: Shape the tree as it grows Stimulate growth Improve light and airflow around flowers/fruits Remove dead or diseased branches Give […]

Wild Roots Sprout Wild Abundance

Natalie Bogwalker’s Life Changing Experience at the Wild Roots Community For five years, Wild Abundance founder and director Natalie Bogwalker lived at the Wild Roots Community.  Her time there changed her life, and inspired her to share primitive living and homesteading skills with the wider world.  Here we interview her about her life at Wild Roots […]