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Our Mushroom Growing is Growing!

Updated: Aug 9

Our mushroom growing project has got bigger and has moved to a new building and, with the help of our project partners at The Eating Gorilla café in Wales, U.K., a new crop has just been started.

Growing these mushrooms provides jobs and income, as well as being vegan, delicious and nutritious!

Many thanks to Diane and the team in Wales!

Technicians building the new staging in the mushroom growing room
Technicians building the new staging in the mushroom growing room
The new mushroom growing room
The new mushroom growing room
The stock of dried bean pods which will be used to make the substrate on which the mushrooms will grow
The stock of dried bean pods which will be used to make the substrate on which the mushrooms will grow
Cooking the bean pod substrate to make it soft and tender and also to kill any microbes
Cooking the bean pod substrate to make it soft and tender and also to kill any microbes
It is a big cooking job!
It is a big cooking job!
Prepared bean pods in a sack, now ready to go into the growing room
Prepared bean pods in a sack, now ready to go into the growing room
The hot substrate is spread out on the staging to cool down ready to be used
The hot substrate is spread out on the staging to cool down ready to be used
Arranging the substrate on the staging
Arranging the substrate on the staging
Cooled substrate ready to be used
Cooled substrate ready to be used
Preparing the mushroom seeds (spores) to be used
Preparing the mushroom seeds (spores) to be used
A mixture of bean pod substrate and mushroom spores is put into the growing bags
A mixture of bean pod substrate and mushroom spores is put into the growing bags
Preparing the growing bags
Preparing the growing bags
The growing bags are tied closed and ready to go!
The growing bags are tied closed and ready to go!
Arranging the growing bags on the staging
Arranging the growing bags on the staging
Mushroom growing bags - all we need now is patience!
Mushroom growing bags - all we need now is patience!


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