MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

Henry Field's White Button Mushroom Kit

by Shawn Connally

As seen in MAKE 07 Toolbox

Tool photo.

Imagine a room full of 3- and 4- year-olds pulling on you, tugging on you, yanking on you - all desperate to show you something. That's what my life was like when my son't preschool got this nifty kit. For about 30 days I heard all about it - the daily misting with the spray bottle ("Mom, vega got to do it today."); watching the stringy mycelium spring into being ("Now it's growing spider webs!"); and finally, the mushrooms themselves ("Some are big, some are small. I don't like to eat mushrooms though.")