“Consider the Lichen. Lichens are just about the hardiest visible organisms on Earth, but the least ambitious.”
— Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything)
I love photographing lichen. You could say I am a Lichen Lover.
Several lichen study pics take up space on my hard drive, since I often observe lichen on my walks. However I’ve never considered growing my very own lichen.
Growing my own lichen? Yes please!
The folks at Lichen Lovers have a recipe called “Magnificent Lichen Growth Formula” for growing lichen, which contains milk, yeast, and a bunch of crazy goodness. You paint the bioactive mixture onto whatever porous surface you want it to grow on, and then…well….wait a while.
A loooooong while. But I am sure the results will be worth the wait.