Growing Mushrooms

How To Grow Gourmet Mushrooms In Your Backyard

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Anthony B. Rodriguez

Anthony B. Rodriguez

Anthony Basil Rodriguez is a New York born independent photographer and filmmaker. Since childhood he has been oriented toward a range of visual worlds. As a teenager Anthony began to carry around an old film camera that his younger brother had lying around from a school project. Eventually taking his hobby more seriously, Anthony obtained a job pushing carts in order to buy his first digital camera. One day after a thunderstorm he was discovered by a local news station knee-deep in floodwaters collecting photos of the aftermath. He spent the following three years submerged in live television, editing daily newscasts. During this time he honed and developed a true eye and skill for editing, videography and ultimately storytelling. Since leaving the news industry Anthony has continued to push his craft, interlacing realms of photography, video and film. This work continues to bring Anthony around the world in pursuit of research and documentation of rare plants, disparate peoples and the flux of global society.
Anthony B. Rodriguez

Edible Mushrooms have been sought after by gourmet chefs for some of the worlds tastiest dishes. During the right season mushroom hunters flock towards the forests in search of some of the worlds most delicious wild edible mushrooms. But there are a good number of mushrooms that can be cultivated at home in your house or in your backyard, which is very easy and simple to do. In this video I visited a neighborhood friend who is cultivating shiitake mushrooms in his backyard.

Shiitake mushrooms can be quite expensive, some prices reaching upwards of $20 a pound! But with a simple process of inoculating oak tree stumps with the mycelium (The vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine white filaments) of this amazing mushroom you can produce your own. In this video we go though the process of cultivating shiitake mushrooms in your own home.

About the Filmmaker

For almost a decade, Anthony B. Rodriguez has been a thought leader in environmental activism and self-empowerment. His popular YouTube channel Revolutionofthought1 has showcased how he has made conscious changes to his life in an effort to live in harmony with the planet. He has learned to forage for wild food, grow his own food and learn about how other cultures live self-sufficiently.

In the course of living a more natural life, Anthony has traveled the globe taking photographs, producing hundreds of videos and making two feature films, including one about the Amazon jungle. He plans on making more inspirational films that celebrate environmental and social consciousness, but is lacking the requisite equipment. Once he acquires the filmmaking equipment, Anthony plans to cover some of the world’s most troubling challenges, and potential solutions.

In order to obtain the equipment necessary to produce his films, Anthony B. Rodriguez has sponsored a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. In addition to helping the world, when you back this project, you may also receive valuable perks like an online screening of the next feature film, a video “Thank You,” film credit, or a Producer credit on the film. To learn more about Anthony B. Rodriguez or to make a donation to this worthy project, please visit:

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