Mycelium Magic

  • Location
    Sherman Oaks, California
  • Status
    Complete
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

I am working on a mushroom project. My first planting of The Garden Giant (King Stropharia) mushrooms should be fruiting in another month. The problem I want to address is to introduce mushrooms to as many people as I can. People think mushrooms have no nutritional value, are tasteless and have no use other than as a filler in food. Nothing could be further from the truth as mushrooms can actually solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

Our Plan

I am documenting how to grow mushrooms as it is a simple process once the methodology is known. Then, I plan to contact garden teachers at pre-schools and elementary schools and teach them how to do this. Of course, being able to see giant mushrooms and experience their amazing taste will help to motivate young people. I will also let them know the amazing discoveries that have been made about mushrooms. A few incredible benefits of mushrooms: saves bees from succumbing to mites, filters toxins out of soil, acts as a natural pesticide, regenerates dead zones created by oil spills, supplies nutrients to all plants and trees and boosts human immune systems. I will get the word out about mushrooms as being a miraculous gift of the Earth.

Themes Addressed

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    Animal Welfare
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    Industrial Agriculture
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    Pollinators
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    Sustainability

The Benefit

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    Animals
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    Environment
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    People

Here is how the project went:

Its been going amazing. The community is really growing and more and more people are inspired to join.

Through this project I/we learned:

I have been super happy to be heading this project. The neighbors are inspired, you kids around the neighborhood are starting gardens and love Mushrooms.

What I/we might change:

I am gonna just keep this project going.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Just seeing the community build in my own neighborhood just feels amazing.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Just join give it a try. Learn about Paul Stamets, get into the world of Mushrooms because it is what is going to truly save us.

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