If you are interested in mushroom cultivation, whether a novice or experienced, you've found your group.
Our members are growing mushrooms at home and at our greenhouse, run in collaboration with the Tucson Food Bank. We are here for the community as well as for our members.
You may find member's mushrooms for sale at farmer's markets and around town.
Come and join us to learn mushroom cultivation of all kinds, and perhaps join us on an occasional wild mushroom foray into the mountains after the summer monsoon rains.
I'd like to set up a small cooperative lab to store and expand mushroom cultures that our group members could grow out, year round.
Don't worry if you're inexperienced, it's not all that difficult to begin. I've had great success growing mushrooms here in the desert. Think mushroom production and deserts don't go together? It's one of the most water efficient crops around!
We will occasionally include some fermented food production classes covering traditionals such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha etc..
Our goal is to have you producing all these foods at home using low tech methods.
You'll find beginners and seasoned growers at our meetings, and yes, even the occasional mushroom growing ninja.