Humans have been growing mushrooms using low-tech approaches for more than 2000 years, and you can too!
There is a growing movement of radical mycologists, home-scale mushroom growers and do-it-yourself kinda people who are experimenting with easy and cheap ways to grow mushrooms on recycled waste materials, without needing a lab or expensive materials. There are so many cool things you can do once you understand the basics about fungi, and I hope this blog will offer some inspiration for further mushroom adventures.
Ja Schindler, fungi wizard of http://fungiforthepeople.org/ offers the term myco-resiliency to describe the ability to learn from and work with fungi in an ever changing environment. I feel this is key to approaching mushroom cultivation- as a mutual and dynamic relationship- led by your curiosity. Let is be respectful, reciprocal, playful and explore, connect, listen, experiment.