A laundry basket make a great container for growing mushrooms! The holes are already there for you; allowing for air flow, drainage, and easy fruiting/picking. Using this method with oyster mushrooms is great for beginners.
Permaculture Principles for Practical Gardeners and Farmers -
Finally, a permaculture article that doesn't read like a religion. These 9 permaculture principles are based on the concept of mimicking Nature. Suggestions and examples are given, so you can implement them in your own garden or farm. Just the science; no politics.