Whoa Dude! Mushrooms in Pop Culture
Mushrooms have been a fixture in popular culture for centuries, appearing in everything from classic literature to mo...
Could Mushrooms Really Cause a Zombie Apocalypse?
Watching The Last of Us got us thinking: could mushrooms actually take over the human body, causing a mushroom master race that would eventually rule the world? Signs point to no, but let’s explore the possibilities – just in case.
How to Become an Urban Mushroom Farmer
Mushroom farming is a great way to produce a sustainable, healthy, and delicious crop while also supporting your local community. With the right techniques and supplies, anyone can become an urban mushroom farmer and start growing their own gourmet mushrooms.
The History of Mushroom Farming
Mushroom farming has a long and fascinating history, dating back to ancient times. The earliest recorded evidence of mushroom cultivation comes from China, where farmers began growing shiitake mushrooms over 1,000 years ago. However, the practice of cultivating mushrooms for food is thought to have started much earlier, as early as 600 AD.
Mushroom Anatomy 101: More than Caps + Stems
Mushrooms are the fruiting body of fungi, and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. While the exact anatomy of a mushroom can vary depending on the species, most mushrooms share a similar basic structure.
The Magic of Mycelium
Mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common: the majority of the mushroom’s structure is actually underground. Millions of thin threads called hyphae create a giant web known as mycelium – a necessary precursor to the actual mushroom.
Mushrooms and the Cutting Edge of Science
When you think of the new frontier of scientific advancement, your mind may go to nanorobots, flying cars, or the cure for life-threatening diseases. But what if we told you that mushrooms may play a key component in new scientific developments?
4 Great Books + Movies About Mushrooms
If you’re already a big gourmet mushroom fan, you may enjoy learning more about Kingdom fungi and how it shapes the world around us. Here are a few of our favorite books and documentaries that shed light on all these complex organisms have to offer.
Cover Story: R&R Cultivation Featured in Minnesota Agriculture
R&R Cultivation was honored to be on the front cover of Minnesota Agriculture (Minnesota Farmers Union) Magazine in June 2022. Read the full story by Janet Kubat Willette!
Entangled Life Shows How Mushrooms Have Shaped Our World
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake offers an exciting and illuminating look into the lives of fungi all over the world. The author, who has spent years studying fungi, has compiled his expert observations into a book that is both educational and entertaining.
R&R Cultivation is on Native Land
Our recent move from Roseville to New Hope prompted the R&R Cultivation team to draft an official land acknowledgement statement to give thanks to the people who inhabited this area prior to white colonization. R&R Cultivation is committed to amplifying Indigenous voices and working to undo the harmful effects of colonization.
Where Do Mushrooms Grow?
Mushrooms are very adaptable; many species can grow on a variety of different materials. Others must have more precise conditions to grow. R&R Cultivation’s urban farm in New Hope, MN is outfitted to mimic these conditions and encourage the growth of our gourmet, organic mushrooms.