SUMMER 2020 EDITION
Personalities, Celebrations and Sporting Pursuits
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James Jarvis, podcast journalist on Kyle Vanderhoof, mushroom maven
Have you ever wondered where to find edible mushrooms that have a bit more flavor? Well, in rural northern Virginia, mushroom maven Kyle Vanderhoof, the 31-year-old founder of Caveman Mushrooms, is growing several different species of edible mushrooms you can’t find in most stores. And he’s doing it 50 feet below ground.
Country ZEST podcast journalist James Jarvis brings it all to you. James is a freelance journalist for the magazine as well as a graduate student at Georgetown University earning his Master's degree in Journalism. James is excited to be the new producer and host of Zest Audio Stories and getting back to his roots covering local stories in his hometown of Middleburg, Virginia. If you’d like to contact James, please send him an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Fungipedia, world-renowned mycologist Lawrence Millman offers a veritable feast of ecological, ethnographic, and occasionally just plain odd fungi facts. From entries on the size-altering Fly Agaric in Alice in Wonderland, to medicinal applications of Chaga by northern Native peoples, Millman explores every corner of the fungal world with a delightful balance of scientific fact, cultural context, and uproarious wit.