Mushroom Preservation

Most Americans do not know that there are dozens of choice edible mushrooms. They do not know that knowledge of edible mushrooms is being lost, little by little, and that the number of people in the world who can identify many of the more complicated edibles has dwindled to only a handful.

We are also losing access to mushrooms in the wild, as public foraging access is more and more restricted.

If we do not USE, and cultivate choice edible mushrooms, we will lose them to future generations.

What is not used, is not preserved. Simply making it off limits dooms it to obscurity and guarantees its loss to humanity.

If we want to continue to enjoy them, and use them for their culinary and medicinal benefits, we have to learn to cultivate them where we can use them.

Mushrooms can be naturalized in so many places, and many that are not cultivated in containment can be if protocols for doing so are refined.

Dedicated to the Preservation, Cultivation, and Wise Use of Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms

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Targeted ad space. Growing exposure on our site. Prices that don't change frequently.

Your ad must be relevant to the purpose of this site. Mushroom spawn and instructional material producers may ONLY advertise on this site for species in need of preservation (status is indicated in our Description and Status list), or for products which aid in the goal of mushroom preservation. Other vendors need to have relevant products or services dealing with natural growing, whole and natural foods, appreciation of nature, or other compatible topics or products. We reserve the right to refuse ad service to anyone, without stated reasons.

All ads on this site are SCREENED for family safety and must meet our no-scam policy.

  • Right or Left Sidebar, Top (above all side menus) - $40 per month
  • Right or Left Sidebar, Middle (one ad per space between menus or notices) - $20
     per month
  • Right or Left Sidebar, Bottom - $15 per month
  • Bottom of Content (this accommodates ads up to 480 pixel wide banners) - $20 per month for top placement, $15 per month for secondary placement
  • Text Link Ad in Interesting Sites Box - $20 per month

Payment by PayPal Subscription. Please email us to inquire about available spots and to get ad size specs.

About Us

Firelight Heritage Farm is built on the reputation for quality products and services that has been established by Kevin and Laura Wheeler, in their many years of business ownership.

As a family farm, Kevin and Laura raise animals, garden, forage crops, and mushrooms. They believe in keeping things clean and natural. Clean means, no artificial chemicals. They raise their products in the most natural way possible, and when they grow things inside, they mimic nature, rather than trying to produce good food in a clinical environment.

Kevin and Laura have long been committed to not only learning how to do things well, but to sharing what they learn - even sharing their own innovations (which have been considerable), to help others succeed. We aren't afraid of competition! We're not afraid to teach potential competitors how to do a thing well. In fact, we'd rather help you learn how to grow your own mushrooms, or even sell them, than to just sell you dried mushrooms! Every family that survives a little better because of us makes us feel like we've contributed something valuable to the world.

From our family, to your family.


This Organization and Website are dedicated to the Preservation, Cultivation, and Wise Use of Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms. We do NOT assist with cultivation or preservation of recreational mushrooms.

Mushrooms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Some mushrooms are more likely to do this than others. Please research possible reactions prior to use. We are not responsible for how you choose to use our information, and do not claim that mushrooms are completely safe to consume.


We do not make any claims as to the efficacy of any mushroom product to treat or prevent any disease or condition. We are not medical professionals and will not provide advice on alternative medicine use for any mushroom. Please consult a doctor or alternative practitioner prior to using any mushroom product for treatment of any disease or illness.


We cannot guarantee that any spawn, spore, or kit product will grow or produce mushrooms. Gardening of any kind is a chancy business, and success depends upon adherence to instructions, and may be influenced by weather, environmental factors, and other controllable and non-controllable factors. As such, we cannot guarantee your success, and advise that if you are uncomfortable with purchasing instructions from us under these terms, that you refrain from purchase.

We do promise to answer your questions, and offer reasonable assistance if needed, and to correct any errors if a mistake is made on our part.

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