Anybody forage or cultivate their own mushrooms? I grow Shiitakes from plugs I order online. This is done by inoculating logs I've cut and harvested locally. I simply drill holes to the specified depth and size, then pound the plugs in with a mallet, and seal them over with bees wax. Once placed in a good location outside, the rest is a waiting game. Here's a couple images from this year's harvest: I also annually forage for Hen of the Woods. It grows at the base of decaying Oaks. If you know an old oak stump or deadfall that one grew on a previous year, there's a good chance, when the season is right, that you'll get to harvest again with a return visit. Example (not my image): I just clean em off and fry in a pan with a little butter and garlic. You can sell them locally if you forage or cultivate excess. BTW Accidentally eating the wrong mushroom can lead to a quick and agonizing death, so it's of great importance when foraging that one knows with certainty what one has before one ingests it. Which reminds me, there's actually a "berserker mushroom" (the kind eaten to hallucinate before battle) that grows in my region; saw one the other day.