North Spore offers a range of consultation services that are listed below.  To learn more about the services we offer and to discuss rates feel free to email us at info@northspore.com

Mushroom Cultivation

Mushrooms growing in our North Spore fruiting room

Mushrooms growing in our North Spore fruiting room

Whether you are interested in growing mushrooms as a backyard hobby or would like to step into the realm of commercial mushroom cultivation, North Spore can help you get there. Generally consultations begin with a site walk to assess your location and your individual needs and aspirations followed by more tailored instruction on mushroom biology, methods of cultivation, and business planning if applicable. 

Mushroom Identification and Foraging

Wild foraged Chanterelle mushrooms

Wild foraged Chanterelle mushrooms

If you have ever wondered what that mushroom is growing in your yard and whether or not you can eat it, North Spore can help you answer that question. If you bring a mushroom by during business hours, North Spore can help you identify it and point you towards further resources on mushroom identification and foraging. If it turns out to be a delectable species we can even culture it for you and teach you how to propagate it on your property. If you can't make it to North Spore during business hours we also offer site walks where we point out any edible and medicinal species on your property and help you learn how to harvest and identify those species for yourself. 

Myco-Landscaping

 If you love mushrooms as much as we do then why not grow them in your garden? Landscaping with mushrooms can increase the diversity and beauty of your property while also providing you with the freshest gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. At North Spore we offer a whole suite of different mycolandscaping services from innoculating wood chip beds with Wine Cap to lining pathways with logs of Shitake or Oyster. We can also combine myco-landscaping with traditional landscaping services to meet your individual needs. Below is a list of mushrooms that we currently use in our myco-landscaping projects.

  •       Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus)
  •       Elm Oyster (Hypsizygus ulmarius)
  •       Shitake (Lentinula edodes)
  •       Wine Cap (Stropharia Rugosa-annulata)
  •       Lions Mane (Hericium erinaceus, Hericium americanum)
  •       Shaggy Maine (Coprinus comatus)
  •       Blewit (Clitocybe nuda)
  •       Morel (Morchella esculentoides)
  •       Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
  •       Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa)
  •       Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum, Ganoderm tsugae)
  •       Artist Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)
  •       Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)