Published Mar 26, 2020

Growing and Selling Shiitake Mushrooms – Mike Levine

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

With over 20 years of experience in shiitake mushroom production, Mike Levine has experimented with different outdoor production systems and species of edible mushrooms. Learn some of Mike’s preferred cultivation techniques, and his methods for packaging, storing and selling mushrooms.

Mike founded Nature & Nurture Seeds near Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Erica Kempter. Mike has been studying taxonomy and field identification of mushrooms since 1996, and growing and selling shiitake mushrooms since 2001. In 2011, he studied gourmet and medicinal mushroom cultivation with Paul Stamets.

From our 2020 annual conference: Reclaiming Resilience.