PNW Special Forest Products (SFPs)
larryc at teleport.com
Sat Jan 16 06:12:59 EST 1999
In article <3699609f.0 at news.pacifier.com>, dhogaza at pacifier.com writes:
> Not really a forest product, at least not the liberty caps with
> which most would be familiar. These aren't an economically
> important crop, I've never met anyone who's bought them. You
> just pick them.
You are right about the liberty caps. They grow in cow pastures, not in
woods. However, there is a more potent species called psilocybe cubensis
that grows nicely on alder chips. I haven't heard of anybody producing
them commercially though.
As far as a cash crop, teenagers on the coast often make spending money
by picking liberty caps on weekends. It's strictly a local business,
since dairy farmers get so upset about random strangers irritating their
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