Hi there! I’m still here shrooming along, but I’ve made the decision this year to down-scale production and spend more time in the shroom lab, which is why I’ve been missing in action at the farmers’ markets. Although I really miss seeing your smiling faces on the regular, I just can’t do it all! But don’t…Read More
How to start a mushroom business for under $1400
Want to start a mushroom growing business, but worried that you need a crazy amount of infrastructure, time and money? Don’t worry. You can be up and growing with a simple, cost-effective system and a bit of ingenuity. Here’s how. 1. Get skilled up. First up, you need to skill up. Milkwood Permaculture’s Gourmet Mushroom…Read More
A mushroom farmer abroad: ten reasons Terra Madre 2016 was ace.
It was basically a weeklong special United Nations meeting on biodiversity. Every (packed) forum and conference talk was live translated into multiple languages straight into your headset. Simply listen and marvel as Italian, German, Japanese and more are rendered accessible to you. All to discuss sustainable food futures. It still blows my mind (even the…Read More
Everyone has life-changing, pivotal moments. It happened in a cottage in the woods below the Malvern Hills. I entered a world of quiet, self-sufficient industry. My bag was investigated, superfluous items discarded or donated. Food was grown or scavenged. Every week, we did the rounds, collecting boxes of over-ripe tomatoes, blemished eggplants, too-knobbly celeriac, slightly…Read More