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We support local

Locally grown food looks and tastes better, it’s fresher and less modified, so it’s also healthier for you. There is more variety because different farmers grow different varients. Not just the “genetically changed to last longer” ones. You are helping support open spaces and the families that tend them, which in turn helps build communites. Farms preserve the enviroment and wildlife. Local food is an investment for the future!

Local is lekker!  (and you grow mushrooms on their organic waste)

We grow mushrooms

It’s exciting– Really! Yes I know it’s a mold, and who gets excited about molds? Me 🙂  But there’s a great sense of acheivement that comes with watching your own “pins” flourish.

Do you have a lot of broken logs on your property? What about paper and cardboard? Do want to do something with those old coffee grounds?
You can grow mushrooms on all these materials and more, bringing a new dimension to home recycling. You can even get into mycorestoration, which is restoring damaged habitats through the use of fungi.

So, as you may have gathered, this site is dedicated to fungi, and in particular, mushrooms.
Now fungi is pronounced “fun g”, but you can’t be a “fun g” (not really), so I pronounce it funguy, because that’s me!

A mushroom, or toadstool, is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. Which is the basis for our grow your own mushrooms at home course, and just for the record the difference between mushrooms and toadstalls is one of perception, fairies sit on mushrooms …

Lets get technical, technical, da da da da

“any of a diverse group of eukaryotic single-celled or multinucleate organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing the organic material in which they grow, comprising the mushrooms, molds, mildews, smuts, rusts, and yeasts, and classified in the kingdom Fungi or, in some classification systems, in the division Fungi (Thallophyta) of the kingdom Plantae”.

So mushrooms are decomposters, they take dead or dying organic matter and help turn it back into the earth – and I mean that literally. They love logs, wood chips, sawdust, cardboard, newspaper, egg packaging, straw, grass clippings, compost, manure –  In other words you name it, but mushrooms will grow on most organic waste. Got that, waste!

Sustainability

“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

So how are we shaping up?

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