Meet the Team

Pat – CEO & Founder

 

Patrick has over 15 years of experience in growing food and developing food systems.  Patrick’s passion for growing food started at university. It was here where he grew his own vegetables and began to learn the art of growing mushrooms. This hobby blossomed into a career when he started his own ecological & ethical business – Upcycled Mushrooms.

 

Patrick now consults with farms to create sustainable growing solutions. These growing systems limit the energy required for fungi cultivation, whilst also recycling natural waste materials into food to feed fungi.

Through Upcycled Mushrooms, he provided exotic mushrooms to local restaurants, as well as rare local-origin strains of fungi for other growers.  He also has a range of workshops & courses on how to grow edible mushrooms. To encourage people to grow amazing mushrooms at home, Patrick developed the UK’s first ready to fruit Lion’s Mane mushroom kits. He has also developed Pink oyster mushroom grow kit, Grey oyster mushroom grow kit & Wine Cap start spawn mushroom grow kit.

Easymushroomgrowing is his new venture to bring all this knowledge and understanding on how to grow a huge array of mushrooms. He teaches mushroom growing in a variety of different methods to suit every situation. He is developing a series of videos which explains the processes in easy to follow steps. From these videos you will learn everything you need to grow your own mushroom business from scratch.

Patrick has also helped set up other innovative & unique farming projects. This includes the community led urban micro dairy Street Goat.  As a food activist, he gives talks around the world on these projects and more.

Jack – Production Manager

 

Hey! My name is Jack and I run the production side of things here at Upcycled Mushrooms. If you buy something from us, I’ll probably have a hand in making it!
🔬I’ve got a science background, but have always had a deep passion for the natural world and our place in it. So, when Patrick asked me to turn my hand at growing fungi, I was so happy. Working in such an environmentally and ethically focused business is a dream come true!✨
If you come to the mushroom lab you’ll mostly find me boogying around to funk and soul. 🎶

 

My Interests:
🌳👣 Being out in nature! Most weekends I’m out hiking or swimming outdoors.
🤤 Food (who doesn’t?!) Favourite cuisines include Mexican and Thai.
📖🤓Reading. I’m a big fan of fantasy, but on my current reading shelf is: Feral by George Monbiot and The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes
🧘🤸Yoga and Meditation
😍🤯 I’m forever amazed with the scope & scale of our world… Nature is ridiculous!

Tiahna – Marketing & Production Assistant

 

Tiahna is the newest member of the fungi family here at Upcycled Mushrooms. Like all of us around here, Tiahna is a bit of a mushroom fiend and always finds comfort in nature. Tiahna studied animation at university and is a serial hobbyist when it comes to anything creative. This has led her to winning competitions including photography, cake decorating and other crafting events. 

Tiahna is also a published illustrator – currently working on children’s books. Music is also a big part of her life being a singer/songwriter.

🐺Kayla the dog 🐺 – Official Mascot & all round power pups!

 

Herro! My name is Kayla and I spend my time sunbathing in front of the laboratory while my owner is busy filling mushroom bags.

I loooooove treats and petting and also keep a good eye on all things outside, particulary for those pesky squirrels and rodents who want to steal our wheat bran stash.

I see myself as a big she-wolf and if you are lucky I’ll howl so loud that you’ll think I’m actually a real wolf!! 🐺

Meet the Team

Pat – CEO & Founder

 

Patrick has over 15 years of experience in growing food and developing food systems.  Patrick’s passion for growing food started at university. It was here where he grew his own vegetables and began to learn the art of growing mushrooms. This hobby blossomed into a career when he started his own ecological & ethical business – Upcycled Mushrooms.

 

Patrick now consults with farms to create sustainable growing solutions. These growing systems limit the energy required for fungi cultivation, whilst also recycling natural waste materials into food to feed fungi.

Through Upcycled Mushrooms, he provided exotic mushrooms to local restaurants, as well as rare local-origin strains of fungi for other growers.  He also has a range of workshops & courses on how to grow edible mushrooms. To encourage people to grow amazing mushrooms at home, Patrick developed the UK’s first ready to fruit Lion’s Mane mushroom kits. He has also developed Pink oyster mushroom grow kit, Grey oyster mushroom grow kit & Wine Cap start spawn mushroom grow kit.

Easymushroomgrowing is his new venture to bring all this knowledge and understanding on how to grow a huge array of mushrooms. He teaches mushroom growing in a variety of different methods to suit every situation. He is developing a series of videos which explains the processes in easy to follow steps. From these videos you will learn everything you need to grow your own mushroom business from scratch.

Patrick has also helped set up other innovative & unique farming projects. This includes the community led urban micro dairy Street Goat.  As a food activist, he gives talks around the world on these projects and more.

Jack – Production Manager

 

Hey! My name is Jack and I run the production side of things here at Upcycled Mushrooms. If you buy something from us, I’ll probably have a hand in making it!
🔬I’ve got a science background, but have always had a deep passion for the natural world and our place in it. So, when Patrick asked me to turn my hand at growing fungi, I was so happy. Working in such an environmentally and ethically focused business is a dream come true!✨
If you come to the mushroom lab you’ll mostly find me boogying around to funk and soul. 🎶

 

My Interests:
🌳👣 Being out in nature! Most weekends I’m out hiking or swimming outdoors.
🤤 Food (who doesn’t?!) Favourite cuisines include Mexican and Thai.
📖🤓Reading. I’m a big fan of fantasy, but on my current reading shelf is: Feral by George Monbiot and The Book of Trespass by Nick Hayes
🧘🤸Yoga and Meditation
😍🤯 I’m forever amazed with the scope & scale of our world… Nature is ridiculous!

Tiahna – Marketing & Production Assistant

 

Tiahna is the newest member of the fungi family here at Upcycled Mushrooms. Like all of us around here, Tiahna is a bit of a mushroom fiend and always finds comfort in nature. Tiahna studied animation at university and is a serial hobbyist when it comes to anything creative. This has led her to winning competitions including photography, cake decorating and other crafting events. 

Tiahna is also a published illustrator – currently working on children’s books. Music is also a big part of her life being a singer/songwriter.

🐺Kayla the dog 🐺 – Official Mascot & all round power pups!

 

Herro! My name is Kayla and I spend my time sunbathing in front of the laboratory while my owner is busy filling mushroom bags.

I loooooove treats and petting and also keep a good eye on all things outside, particulary for those pesky squirrels and rodents who want to steal our wheat bran stash.

I see myself as a big she-wolf and if you are lucky I’ll howl so loud that you’ll think I’m actually a real wolf!! 🐺

Follow our adventure on instagram

💀The Catacomb champignons💀

🍄 Known as ‘les champignons de Paris’, these button mushrooms having been growing in the underground quarries of Paris since the 1800’s. 

👷‍♀️According to Victor Parquet, in his 1847 book titled “Traité de la culture des champignons,” a Parisian farmer named Chambry discovered a bunch of these little white mushrooms growing 10 metres underground in an old quarry near his Parisian garden around 1814.

🧑‍🌾🍄The news of Chambry’s growing success spread quickly and caused other farms to flock to the abandoned quarries to grow their own mushrooms in other areas such as Bagneux, Montrouge and even Meudon. By the 1880s, over 300 mushroom farmers were working in the dark underground quarries to cultivate Paris mushrooms. 

🪜Most of the quarries were not accessible by foot, so farmers used wooden ladders or pulley systems to lower themselves down in baskets. 🕯Once underground, they used hand-held lanterns to plant and gather mushrooms.

🌱There are very few champignonnières (mushroom farmers) who still grow mushrooms this way, but they do still exist e.g Le Champignonnière Des Carrières. 

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #parismushrooms #catacombs #leschampignonsdeparis

💀The Catacomb champignons💀 🍄 Known as ‘les champignons de Paris’, these button mushrooms having been growing in the underground quarries of Paris since the 1800’s. 👷‍♀️According to Victor Parquet, in his 1847 book titled “Traité de la culture des champignons,” a Parisian farmer named Chambry discovered a bunch of these little white mushrooms growing 10 metres underground in an old quarry near his Parisian garden around 1814. 🧑‍🌾🍄The news of Chambry’s growing success spread quickly and caused other farms to flock to the abandoned quarries to grow their own mushrooms in other areas such as Bagneux, Montrouge and even Meudon. By the 1880s, over 300 mushroom farmers were working in the dark underground quarries to cultivate Paris mushrooms. 🪜Most of the quarries were not accessible by foot, so farmers used wooden ladders or pulley systems to lower themselves down in baskets. 🕯Once underground, they used hand-held lanterns to plant and gather mushrooms. 🌱There are very few champignonnières (mushroom farmers) who still grow mushrooms this way, but they do still exist e.g Le Champignonnière Des Carrières. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #parismushrooms #catacombs #leschampignonsdeparis

📣 Calling everyone with an outdoor growing space🌱

🍄 Did you know that Wine cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) mushrooms can increase soil health and provide extra nutrients to your plants? 🌿 Growing these mushrooms not only benefits the plants around them, but they also take up little to no extra growing space as you can incorporate the spawn under shrubs fruit trees on a woodchip bed. 😋 Not to mention they also provide a crop of delicious edible mushrooms!

👩‍🌾 Named one of the easiest mushrooms to grow, Wine caps are perfect for beginner growers and gardeners. 

✨Get your spawn by following the link in our bio.✨

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #winecap #Strophariarugosoannulata #soil

📣 Calling everyone with an outdoor growing space🌱 🍄 Did you know that Wine cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) mushrooms can increase soil health and provide extra nutrients to your plants? 🌿 Growing these mushrooms not only benefits the plants around them, but they also take up little to no extra growing space as you can incorporate the spawn under shrubs fruit trees on a woodchip bed. 😋 Not to mention they also provide a crop of delicious edible mushrooms! 👩‍🌾 Named one of the easiest mushrooms to grow, Wine caps are perfect for beginner growers and gardeners. ✨Get your spawn by following the link in our bio.✨ #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #winecap #Strophariarugosoannulata #soil

Aaaah. ☕️There’s nothing better than waking up to seeing how much your mushrooms have grown overnight!😃

Swipe to see their progress from this morning 👉 yesterday morning 👉 and the day before that. 3 days worth of growth can be quite astonishing. 🤯

🍄 Mushroom grow kits like this one are absolutely great for those looking for an easy way to grow at home. However, having the knowledge to be able to cultivate mushrooms from start to finish is so rewarding! 🤓

🌱If you’d like to learn the how-tos of mushroom cultivation, I’d highly recommend attending our in-person training tomorrow at Grow Wilder. I’ll be giving you all the information you’ll need to get started at home and how to avoid common mistakes to make the process much smoother for you.😊 Tickets are very much still available and I’d love to see you there. 🎟 Link in our bio!

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivation #oystermushroom #eventbristol

Aaaah. ☕️There’s nothing better than waking up to seeing how much your mushrooms have grown overnight!😃 Swipe to see their progress from this morning 👉 yesterday morning 👉 and the day before that. 3 days worth of growth can be quite astonishing. 🤯 🍄 Mushroom grow kits like this one are absolutely great for those looking for an easy way to grow at home. However, having the knowledge to be able to cultivate mushrooms from start to finish is so rewarding! 🤓 🌱If you’d like to learn the how-tos of mushroom cultivation, I’d highly recommend attending our in-person training tomorrow at Grow Wilder. I’ll be giving you all the information you’ll need to get started at home and how to avoid common mistakes to make the process much smoother for you.😊 Tickets are very much still available and I’d love to see you there. 🎟 Link in our bio! #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivation #oystermushroom #eventbristol

💊Top 5 medicinal mushrooms💊 

⭐️ Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) - Easily one of the most adored medicinal mushrooms in all of existence. Reishi is known as the “mushroom of immortality” and contains powerful immune modulation properties. 

🦁 Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) - We’re all pretty familiar with this one by now. Lion’s mane is our favourite brain mushroom, improving cognitive function and preventing degenerative disease such as Alzhiemer’s and Dementia. 

🍄 Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) - Chaga mushrooms are extremely powerful and beneficial for the human body. Chaga mushroom has been studied to have therapeutic effects in the body such as anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and protection of the liver. 

🦃 Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) - The power of this medicinal mushroom has not yet fully been understood but there is promising research showing that this mushroom is extremely beneficial for various diseases in the body and also helping those recover quicker from the effects of chemotherapy.

🧡 Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) - Shiitake mushrooms have amazing regenerative properties, they are said to be great at improving gut immunity and lowering inflammation in the body.

🤓✨ For those of you interested in cultivation, we now stock liquid culture syringes of some of these mushrooms (and many more). And if you’d like to learn more about mushroom cultivation before getting started, why not come to our training workshop this Saturday? 👉 To read more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #medicinalmushrooms #traditionalmedicine #naturalremedies

💊Top 5 medicinal mushrooms💊 ⭐️ Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) - Easily one of the most adored medicinal mushrooms in all of existence. Reishi is known as the “mushroom of immortality” and contains powerful immune modulation properties. 🦁 Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) - We’re all pretty familiar with this one by now. Lion’s mane is our favourite brain mushroom, improving cognitive function and preventing degenerative disease such as Alzhiemer’s and Dementia. 🍄 Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) - Chaga mushrooms are extremely powerful and beneficial for the human body. Chaga mushroom has been studied to have therapeutic effects in the body such as anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and protection of the liver. 🦃 Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) - The power of this medicinal mushroom has not yet fully been understood but there is promising research showing that this mushroom is extremely beneficial for various diseases in the body and also helping those recover quicker from the effects of chemotherapy. 🧡 Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) - Shiitake mushrooms have amazing regenerative properties, they are said to be great at improving gut immunity and lowering inflammation in the body. 🤓✨ For those of you interested in cultivation, we now stock liquid culture syringes of some of these mushrooms (and many more). And if you’d like to learn more about mushroom cultivation before getting started, why not come to our training workshop this Saturday? 👉 To read more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #medicinalmushrooms #traditionalmedicine #naturalremedies

📣 Upcoming in-person workshop 📣

🍄How to grow your own gourmet fungi - for beginners

🌱 Have you always wanted to grow your own mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to grow mushrooms before and failed? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice there is online? 🌱
If this sounds like you, come along to the next Easy Mushroom Growing workshop. You will learn all the necessary skills to replicate the process you learn in class to grow successfully at home. 🙌

📅 When : Saturday the 25th June, 10am - 4pm (FREE lunch included😋)

🌍 Where: Grow Wilder, Bristol 

My courses are very interactive and this one involves several practical elements with actual hands-on learning. 🍄 I will also cover lots of useful and interesting information about mushrooms and the amazing ecological roles that they perform in the environment - and how we can harness some of these amazing abilities as growers.

✨Learn more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivationcourse #bristol #growwilder

📣 Upcoming in-person workshop 📣 🍄How to grow your own gourmet fungi - for beginners 🌱 Have you always wanted to grow your own mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to grow mushrooms before and failed? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice there is online? 🌱 If this sounds like you, come along to the next Easy Mushroom Growing workshop. You will learn all the necessary skills to replicate the process you learn in class to grow successfully at home. 🙌 📅 When : Saturday the 25th June, 10am - 4pm (FREE lunch included😋) 🌍 Where: Grow Wilder, Bristol My courses are very interactive and this one involves several practical elements with actual hands-on learning. 🍄 I will also cover lots of useful and interesting information about mushrooms and the amazing ecological roles that they perform in the environment - and how we can harness some of these amazing abilities as growers. ✨Learn more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivationcourse #bristol #growwilder

✨Mushroom spotlight - King oysters✨

🎺 Pleurotus eryngii, also known as king trumpet mushroom or king oyster mushroom, is an edible mushroom native to Mediterranean regions of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, but also grown in many parts of Asia. 🌍

🍄 Pleurotus eryngii is the largest species in the oyster mushroom genus. It has a thick, meaty white stem and a small tan cap (in young specimens). Unlike other species of Pleurotus, which are primarily wood-decay fungi, the P. eryngii complex are also weak parasites on the roots of herbaceous plants, although they may also be cultured on organic wastes. 🌿

😋The mushroom has a good shelf life and is cultivated widely. It has little flavour or aroma when raw. When cooked, it develops a rich umami flavour and a meaty texture.

🌱💉For those of you interested in cultivating king oysters, we now stock liquid culture syringes of this mushroom (and many more). Find the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #kingoyster #oystermushrooms #Pleurotuseryngii

✨Mushroom spotlight - King oysters✨ 🎺 Pleurotus eryngii, also known as king trumpet mushroom or king oyster mushroom, is an edible mushroom native to Mediterranean regions of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, but also grown in many parts of Asia. 🌍 🍄 Pleurotus eryngii is the largest species in the oyster mushroom genus. It has a thick, meaty white stem and a small tan cap (in young specimens). Unlike other species of Pleurotus, which are primarily wood-decay fungi, the P. eryngii complex are also weak parasites on the roots of herbaceous plants, although they may also be cultured on organic wastes. 🌿 😋The mushroom has a good shelf life and is cultivated widely. It has little flavour or aroma when raw. When cooked, it develops a rich umami flavour and a meaty texture. 🌱💉For those of you interested in cultivating king oysters, we now stock liquid culture syringes of this mushroom (and many more). Find the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #kingoyster #oystermushrooms #Pleurotuseryngii

📃Blog: The great Medicinal Benefits of Lion’s Mane - Legal Doping for your Brain – 🧠

🦁 “The Asian Lion’s Mane, a mushroom also known as ‘Hericium Erinaceus’, is hailed for its great medicinal benefits. It is said to increase our brain power, improve concentration, and ease depression. This wondrous fungus is becoming more and more popular in Europe, with its neuro-enhancing effects even being described as ‘legal doping’ for the brain.”

🍄 Head over to our blog page to read the full post on all the amazing medicinal benefits of this incredible mushroom! Link in bio.

📃Blog: The great Medicinal Benefits of Lion’s Mane - Legal Doping for your Brain – 🧠 🦁 “The Asian Lion’s Mane, a mushroom also known as ‘Hericium Erinaceus’, is hailed for its great medicinal benefits. It is said to increase our brain power, improve concentration, and ease depression. This wondrous fungus is becoming more and more popular in Europe, with its neuro-enhancing effects even being described as ‘legal doping’ for the brain.” 🍄 Head over to our blog page to read the full post on all the amazing medicinal benefits of this incredible mushroom! Link in bio.

📣 Upcoming in-person workshop 📣

🍄 Easy Mushroom Growing: How to grow your own gourmet fungi - for beginners

🌱 Have you always wanted to grow your own mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to grow mushrooms before and failed? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice there is online? 🌱
If this sounds like you, come along to the next Easy Mushroom Growing workshop. You will learn all the necessary skills to replicate the process you learn in class to grow successfully at home. 🙌

📅 When : Saturday the 25th June, 10am - 4pm (FREE lunch included😋)

🌍 Where: Grow Wilder, Bristol 

🎟 Tickets will be available at a reduced price over the next week! ( £58 down from £84 )🎟

My courses are very interactive and this one involves several practical elements with actual hands-on learning. 🍄 I will also cover lots of useful and interesting information about mushrooms and the amazing ecological roles that they perform in the environment - and how we can harness some of these amazing abilities as growers.

✨ To learn more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #mushroomgrowing #event #bristol

📣 Upcoming in-person workshop 📣 🍄 Easy Mushroom Growing: How to grow your own gourmet fungi - for beginners 🌱 Have you always wanted to grow your own mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to grow mushrooms before and failed? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice there is online? 🌱 If this sounds like you, come along to the next Easy Mushroom Growing workshop. You will learn all the necessary skills to replicate the process you learn in class to grow successfully at home. 🙌 📅 When : Saturday the 25th June, 10am - 4pm (FREE lunch included😋) 🌍 Where: Grow Wilder, Bristol 🎟 Tickets will be available at a reduced price over the next week! ( £58 down from £84 )🎟 My courses are very interactive and this one involves several practical elements with actual hands-on learning. 🍄 I will also cover lots of useful and interesting information about mushrooms and the amazing ecological roles that they perform in the environment - and how we can harness some of these amazing abilities as growers. ✨ To learn more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #mushroomgrowing #event #bristol

I just can't bare it... I'm like the Lorax for fungi. 😭😭😆

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #mushroommeme #strangerthings4 #funnymeme

I just can't bare it... I'm like the Lorax for fungi. 😭😭😆 #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #mushroommeme #strangerthings4 #funnymeme

💀The Catacomb champignons💀

🍄 Known as ‘les champignons de Paris’, these button mushrooms having been growing in the underground quarries of Paris since the 1800’s. 

👷‍♀️According to Victor Parquet, in his 1847 book titled “Traité de la culture des champignons,” a Parisian farmer named Chambry discovered a bunch of these little white mushrooms growing 10 metres underground in an old quarry near his Parisian garden around 1814.

🧑‍🌾🍄The news of Chambry’s growing success spread quickly and caused other farms to flock to the abandoned quarries to grow their own mushrooms in other areas such as Bagneux, Montrouge and even Meudon. By the 1880s, over 300 mushroom farmers were working in the dark underground quarries to cultivate Paris mushrooms. 

🪜Most of the quarries were not accessible by foot, so farmers used wooden ladders or pulley systems to lower themselves down in baskets. 🕯Once underground, they used hand-held lanterns to plant and gather mushrooms.

🌱There are very few champignonnières (mushroom farmers) who still grow mushrooms this way, but they do still exist e.g Le Champignonnière Des Carrières. 

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #parismushrooms #catacombs #leschampignonsdeparis

💀The Catacomb champignons💀 🍄 Known as ‘les champignons de Paris’, these button mushrooms having been growing in the underground quarries of Paris since the 1800’s. 👷‍♀️According to Victor Parquet, in his 1847 book titled “Traité de la culture des champignons,” a Parisian farmer named Chambry discovered a bunch of these little white mushrooms growing 10 metres underground in an old quarry near his Parisian garden around 1814. 🧑‍🌾🍄The news of Chambry’s growing success spread quickly and caused other farms to flock to the abandoned quarries to grow their own mushrooms in other areas such as Bagneux, Montrouge and even Meudon. By the 1880s, over 300 mushroom farmers were working in the dark underground quarries to cultivate Paris mushrooms. 🪜Most of the quarries were not accessible by foot, so farmers used wooden ladders or pulley systems to lower themselves down in baskets. 🕯Once underground, they used hand-held lanterns to plant and gather mushrooms. 🌱There are very few champignonnières (mushroom farmers) who still grow mushrooms this way, but they do still exist e.g Le Champignonnière Des Carrières. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #parismushrooms #catacombs #leschampignonsdeparis

📣 Calling everyone with an outdoor growing space🌱

🍄 Did you know that Wine cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) mushrooms can increase soil health and provide extra nutrients to your plants? 🌿 Growing these mushrooms not only benefits the plants around them, but they also take up little to no extra growing space as you can incorporate the spawn under shrubs fruit trees on a woodchip bed. 😋 Not to mention they also provide a crop of delicious edible mushrooms!

👩‍🌾 Named one of the easiest mushrooms to grow, Wine caps are perfect for beginner growers and gardeners. 

✨Get your spawn by following the link in our bio.✨

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #winecap #Strophariarugosoannulata #soil

📣 Calling everyone with an outdoor growing space🌱 🍄 Did you know that Wine cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) mushrooms can increase soil health and provide extra nutrients to your plants? 🌿 Growing these mushrooms not only benefits the plants around them, but they also take up little to no extra growing space as you can incorporate the spawn under shrubs fruit trees on a woodchip bed. 😋 Not to mention they also provide a crop of delicious edible mushrooms! 👩‍🌾 Named one of the easiest mushrooms to grow, Wine caps are perfect for beginner growers and gardeners. ✨Get your spawn by following the link in our bio.✨ #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #winecap #Strophariarugosoannulata #soil

Aaaah. ☕️There’s nothing better than waking up to seeing how much your mushrooms have grown overnight!😃

Swipe to see their progress from this morning 👉 yesterday morning 👉 and the day before that. 3 days worth of growth can be quite astonishing. 🤯

🍄 Mushroom grow kits like this one are absolutely great for those looking for an easy way to grow at home. However, having the knowledge to be able to cultivate mushrooms from start to finish is so rewarding! 🤓

🌱If you’d like to learn the how-tos of mushroom cultivation, I’d highly recommend attending our in-person training tomorrow at Grow Wilder. I’ll be giving you all the information you’ll need to get started at home and how to avoid common mistakes to make the process much smoother for you.😊 Tickets are very much still available and I’d love to see you there. 🎟 Link in our bio!

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivation #oystermushroom #eventbristol

Aaaah. ☕️There’s nothing better than waking up to seeing how much your mushrooms have grown overnight!😃 Swipe to see their progress from this morning 👉 yesterday morning 👉 and the day before that. 3 days worth of growth can be quite astonishing. 🤯 🍄 Mushroom grow kits like this one are absolutely great for those looking for an easy way to grow at home. However, having the knowledge to be able to cultivate mushrooms from start to finish is so rewarding! 🤓 🌱If you’d like to learn the how-tos of mushroom cultivation, I’d highly recommend attending our in-person training tomorrow at Grow Wilder. I’ll be giving you all the information you’ll need to get started at home and how to avoid common mistakes to make the process much smoother for you.😊 Tickets are very much still available and I’d love to see you there. 🎟 Link in our bio! #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivation #oystermushroom #eventbristol

💊Top 5 medicinal mushrooms💊 

⭐️ Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) - Easily one of the most adored medicinal mushrooms in all of existence. Reishi is known as the “mushroom of immortality” and contains powerful immune modulation properties. 

🦁 Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) - We’re all pretty familiar with this one by now. Lion’s mane is our favourite brain mushroom, improving cognitive function and preventing degenerative disease such as Alzhiemer’s and Dementia. 

🍄 Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) - Chaga mushrooms are extremely powerful and beneficial for the human body. Chaga mushroom has been studied to have therapeutic effects in the body such as anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and protection of the liver. 

🦃 Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) - The power of this medicinal mushroom has not yet fully been understood but there is promising research showing that this mushroom is extremely beneficial for various diseases in the body and also helping those recover quicker from the effects of chemotherapy.

🧡 Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) - Shiitake mushrooms have amazing regenerative properties, they are said to be great at improving gut immunity and lowering inflammation in the body.

🤓✨ For those of you interested in cultivation, we now stock liquid culture syringes of some of these mushrooms (and many more). And if you’d like to learn more about mushroom cultivation before getting started, why not come to our training workshop this Saturday? 👉 To read more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #medicinalmushrooms #traditionalmedicine #naturalremedies

💊Top 5 medicinal mushrooms💊 ⭐️ Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) - Easily one of the most adored medicinal mushrooms in all of existence. Reishi is known as the “mushroom of immortality” and contains powerful immune modulation properties. 🦁 Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) - We’re all pretty familiar with this one by now. Lion’s mane is our favourite brain mushroom, improving cognitive function and preventing degenerative disease such as Alzhiemer’s and Dementia. 🍄 Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) - Chaga mushrooms are extremely powerful and beneficial for the human body. Chaga mushroom has been studied to have therapeutic effects in the body such as anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and protection of the liver. 🦃 Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) - The power of this medicinal mushroom has not yet fully been understood but there is promising research showing that this mushroom is extremely beneficial for various diseases in the body and also helping those recover quicker from the effects of chemotherapy. 🧡 Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) - Shiitake mushrooms have amazing regenerative properties, they are said to be great at improving gut immunity and lowering inflammation in the body. 🤓✨ For those of you interested in cultivation, we now stock liquid culture syringes of some of these mushrooms (and many more). And if you’d like to learn more about mushroom cultivation before getting started, why not come to our training workshop this Saturday? 👉 To read more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #medicinalmushrooms #traditionalmedicine #naturalremedies

📣 Upcoming in-person workshop 📣

🍄How to grow your own gourmet fungi - for beginners

🌱 Have you always wanted to grow your own mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to grow mushrooms before and failed? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice there is online? 🌱
If this sounds like you, come along to the next Easy Mushroom Growing workshop. You will learn all the necessary skills to replicate the process you learn in class to grow successfully at home. 🙌

📅 When : Saturday the 25th June, 10am - 4pm (FREE lunch included😋)

🌍 Where: Grow Wilder, Bristol 

My courses are very interactive and this one involves several practical elements with actual hands-on learning. 🍄 I will also cover lots of useful and interesting information about mushrooms and the amazing ecological roles that they perform in the environment - and how we can harness some of these amazing abilities as growers.

✨Learn more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivationcourse #bristol #growwilder

📣 Upcoming in-person workshop 📣 🍄How to grow your own gourmet fungi - for beginners 🌱 Have you always wanted to grow your own mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to grow mushrooms before and failed? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice there is online? 🌱 If this sounds like you, come along to the next Easy Mushroom Growing workshop. You will learn all the necessary skills to replicate the process you learn in class to grow successfully at home. 🙌 📅 When : Saturday the 25th June, 10am - 4pm (FREE lunch included😋) 🌍 Where: Grow Wilder, Bristol My courses are very interactive and this one involves several practical elements with actual hands-on learning. 🍄 I will also cover lots of useful and interesting information about mushrooms and the amazing ecological roles that they perform in the environment - and how we can harness some of these amazing abilities as growers. ✨Learn more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivationcourse #bristol #growwilder

✨Mushroom spotlight - King oysters✨

🎺 Pleurotus eryngii, also known as king trumpet mushroom or king oyster mushroom, is an edible mushroom native to Mediterranean regions of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, but also grown in many parts of Asia. 🌍

🍄 Pleurotus eryngii is the largest species in the oyster mushroom genus. It has a thick, meaty white stem and a small tan cap (in young specimens). Unlike other species of Pleurotus, which are primarily wood-decay fungi, the P. eryngii complex are also weak parasites on the roots of herbaceous plants, although they may also be cultured on organic wastes. 🌿

😋The mushroom has a good shelf life and is cultivated widely. It has little flavour or aroma when raw. When cooked, it develops a rich umami flavour and a meaty texture.

🌱💉For those of you interested in cultivating king oysters, we now stock liquid culture syringes of this mushroom (and many more). Find the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #kingoyster #oystermushrooms #Pleurotuseryngii

✨Mushroom spotlight - King oysters✨ 🎺 Pleurotus eryngii, also known as king trumpet mushroom or king oyster mushroom, is an edible mushroom native to Mediterranean regions of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, but also grown in many parts of Asia. 🌍 🍄 Pleurotus eryngii is the largest species in the oyster mushroom genus. It has a thick, meaty white stem and a small tan cap (in young specimens). Unlike other species of Pleurotus, which are primarily wood-decay fungi, the P. eryngii complex are also weak parasites on the roots of herbaceous plants, although they may also be cultured on organic wastes. 🌿 😋The mushroom has a good shelf life and is cultivated widely. It has little flavour or aroma when raw. When cooked, it develops a rich umami flavour and a meaty texture. 🌱💉For those of you interested in cultivating king oysters, we now stock liquid culture syringes of this mushroom (and many more). Find the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #kingoyster #oystermushrooms #Pleurotuseryngii

📃Blog: The great Medicinal Benefits of Lion’s Mane - Legal Doping for your Brain – 🧠

🦁 “The Asian Lion’s Mane, a mushroom also known as ‘Hericium Erinaceus’, is hailed for its great medicinal benefits. It is said to increase our brain power, improve concentration, and ease depression. This wondrous fungus is becoming more and more popular in Europe, with its neuro-enhancing effects even being described as ‘legal doping’ for the brain.”

🍄 Head over to our blog page to read the full post on all the amazing medicinal benefits of this incredible mushroom! Link in bio.

📃Blog: The great Medicinal Benefits of Lion’s Mane - Legal Doping for your Brain – 🧠 🦁 “The Asian Lion’s Mane, a mushroom also known as ‘Hericium Erinaceus’, is hailed for its great medicinal benefits. It is said to increase our brain power, improve concentration, and ease depression. This wondrous fungus is becoming more and more popular in Europe, with its neuro-enhancing effects even being described as ‘legal doping’ for the brain.” 🍄 Head over to our blog page to read the full post on all the amazing medicinal benefits of this incredible mushroom! Link in bio.

📣 Upcoming in-person workshop 📣

🍄 Easy Mushroom Growing: How to grow your own gourmet fungi - for beginners

🌱 Have you always wanted to grow your own mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to grow mushrooms before and failed? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice there is online? 🌱
If this sounds like you, come along to the next Easy Mushroom Growing workshop. You will learn all the necessary skills to replicate the process you learn in class to grow successfully at home. 🙌

📅 When : Saturday the 25th June, 10am - 4pm (FREE lunch included😋)

🌍 Where: Grow Wilder, Bristol 

🎟 Tickets will be available at a reduced price over the next week! ( £58 down from £84 )🎟

My courses are very interactive and this one involves several practical elements with actual hands-on learning. 🍄 I will also cover lots of useful and interesting information about mushrooms and the amazing ecological roles that they perform in the environment - and how we can harness some of these amazing abilities as growers.

✨ To learn more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #mushroomgrowing #event #bristol

📣 Upcoming in-person workshop 📣 🍄 Easy Mushroom Growing: How to grow your own gourmet fungi - for beginners 🌱 Have you always wanted to grow your own mushrooms, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried to grow mushrooms before and failed? Are you overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice there is online? 🌱 If this sounds like you, come along to the next Easy Mushroom Growing workshop. You will learn all the necessary skills to replicate the process you learn in class to grow successfully at home. 🙌 📅 When : Saturday the 25th June, 10am - 4pm (FREE lunch included😋) 🌍 Where: Grow Wilder, Bristol 🎟 Tickets will be available at a reduced price over the next week! ( £58 down from £84 )🎟 My courses are very interactive and this one involves several practical elements with actual hands-on learning. 🍄 I will also cover lots of useful and interesting information about mushrooms and the amazing ecological roles that they perform in the environment - and how we can harness some of these amazing abilities as growers. ✨ To learn more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #mushroomgrowing #event #bristol

💀The Catacomb champignons💀

🍄 Known as ‘les champignons de Paris’, these button mushrooms having been growing in the underground quarries of Paris since the 1800’s. 

👷‍♀️According to Victor Parquet, in his 1847 book titled “Traité de la culture des champignons,” a Parisian farmer named Chambry discovered a bunch of these little white mushrooms growing 10 metres underground in an old quarry near his Parisian garden around 1814.

🧑‍🌾🍄The news of Chambry’s growing success spread quickly and caused other farms to flock to the abandoned quarries to grow their own mushrooms in other areas such as Bagneux, Montrouge and even Meudon. By the 1880s, over 300 mushroom farmers were working in the dark underground quarries to cultivate Paris mushrooms. 

🪜Most of the quarries were not accessible by foot, so farmers used wooden ladders or pulley systems to lower themselves down in baskets. 🕯Once underground, they used hand-held lanterns to plant and gather mushrooms.

🌱There are very few champignonnières (mushroom farmers) who still grow mushrooms this way, but they do still exist e.g Le Champignonnière Des Carrières. 

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #parismushrooms #catacombs #leschampignonsdeparis

💀The Catacomb champignons💀 🍄 Known as ‘les champignons de Paris’, these button mushrooms having been growing in the underground quarries of Paris since the 1800’s. 👷‍♀️According to Victor Parquet, in his 1847 book titled “Traité de la culture des champignons,” a Parisian farmer named Chambry discovered a bunch of these little white mushrooms growing 10 metres underground in an old quarry near his Parisian garden around 1814. 🧑‍🌾🍄The news of Chambry’s growing success spread quickly and caused other farms to flock to the abandoned quarries to grow their own mushrooms in other areas such as Bagneux, Montrouge and even Meudon. By the 1880s, over 300 mushroom farmers were working in the dark underground quarries to cultivate Paris mushrooms. 🪜Most of the quarries were not accessible by foot, so farmers used wooden ladders or pulley systems to lower themselves down in baskets. 🕯Once underground, they used hand-held lanterns to plant and gather mushrooms. 🌱There are very few champignonnières (mushroom farmers) who still grow mushrooms this way, but they do still exist e.g Le Champignonnière Des Carrières. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #parismushrooms #catacombs #leschampignonsdeparis

📣 Calling everyone with an outdoor growing space🌱

🍄 Did you know that Wine cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) mushrooms can increase soil health and provide extra nutrients to your plants? 🌿 Growing these mushrooms not only benefits the plants around them, but they also take up little to no extra growing space as you can incorporate the spawn under shrubs fruit trees on a woodchip bed. 😋 Not to mention they also provide a crop of delicious edible mushrooms!

👩‍🌾 Named one of the easiest mushrooms to grow, Wine caps are perfect for beginner growers and gardeners. 

✨Get your spawn by following the link in our bio.✨

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #winecap #Strophariarugosoannulata #soil

📣 Calling everyone with an outdoor growing space🌱 🍄 Did you know that Wine cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) mushrooms can increase soil health and provide extra nutrients to your plants? 🌿 Growing these mushrooms not only benefits the plants around them, but they also take up little to no extra growing space as you can incorporate the spawn under shrubs fruit trees on a woodchip bed. 😋 Not to mention they also provide a crop of delicious edible mushrooms! 👩‍🌾 Named one of the easiest mushrooms to grow, Wine caps are perfect for beginner growers and gardeners. ✨Get your spawn by following the link in our bio.✨ #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #winecap #Strophariarugosoannulata #soil

Aaaah. ☕️There’s nothing better than waking up to seeing how much your mushrooms have grown overnight!😃

Swipe to see their progress from this morning 👉 yesterday morning 👉 and the day before that. 3 days worth of growth can be quite astonishing. 🤯

🍄 Mushroom grow kits like this one are absolutely great for those looking for an easy way to grow at home. However, having the knowledge to be able to cultivate mushrooms from start to finish is so rewarding! 🤓

🌱If you’d like to learn the how-tos of mushroom cultivation, I’d highly recommend attending our in-person training tomorrow at Grow Wilder. I’ll be giving you all the information you’ll need to get started at home and how to avoid common mistakes to make the process much smoother for you.😊 Tickets are very much still available and I’d love to see you there. 🎟 Link in our bio!

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivation #oystermushroom #eventbristol

Aaaah. ☕️There’s nothing better than waking up to seeing how much your mushrooms have grown overnight!😃 Swipe to see their progress from this morning 👉 yesterday morning 👉 and the day before that. 3 days worth of growth can be quite astonishing. 🤯 🍄 Mushroom grow kits like this one are absolutely great for those looking for an easy way to grow at home. However, having the knowledge to be able to cultivate mushrooms from start to finish is so rewarding! 🤓 🌱If you’d like to learn the how-tos of mushroom cultivation, I’d highly recommend attending our in-person training tomorrow at Grow Wilder. I’ll be giving you all the information you’ll need to get started at home and how to avoid common mistakes to make the process much smoother for you.😊 Tickets are very much still available and I’d love to see you there. 🎟 Link in our bio! #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #cultivation #oystermushroom #eventbristol

💊Top 5 medicinal mushrooms💊 

⭐️ Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) - Easily one of the most adored medicinal mushrooms in all of existence. Reishi is known as the “mushroom of immortality” and contains powerful immune modulation properties. 

🦁 Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) - We’re all pretty familiar with this one by now. Lion’s mane is our favourite brain mushroom, improving cognitive function and preventing degenerative disease such as Alzhiemer’s and Dementia. 

🍄 Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) - Chaga mushrooms are extremely powerful and beneficial for the human body. Chaga mushroom has been studied to have therapeutic effects in the body such as anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and protection of the liver. 

🦃 Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) - The power of this medicinal mushroom has not yet fully been understood but there is promising research showing that this mushroom is extremely beneficial for various diseases in the body and also helping those recover quicker from the effects of chemotherapy.

🧡 Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) - Shiitake mushrooms have amazing regenerative properties, they are said to be great at improving gut immunity and lowering inflammation in the body.

🤓✨ For those of you interested in cultivation, we now stock liquid culture syringes of some of these mushrooms (and many more). And if you’d like to learn more about mushroom cultivation before getting started, why not come to our training workshop this Saturday? 👉 To read more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio.

#easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #medicinalmushrooms #traditionalmedicine #naturalremedies

💊Top 5 medicinal mushrooms💊 ⭐️ Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) - Easily one of the most adored medicinal mushrooms in all of existence. Reishi is known as the “mushroom of immortality” and contains powerful immune modulation properties. 🦁 Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) - We’re all pretty familiar with this one by now. Lion’s mane is our favourite brain mushroom, improving cognitive function and preventing degenerative disease such as Alzhiemer’s and Dementia. 🍄 Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) - Chaga mushrooms are extremely powerful and beneficial for the human body. Chaga mushroom has been studied to have therapeutic effects in the body such as anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and protection of the liver. 🦃 Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) - The power of this medicinal mushroom has not yet fully been understood but there is promising research showing that this mushroom is extremely beneficial for various diseases in the body and also helping those recover quicker from the effects of chemotherapy. 🧡 Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) - Shiitake mushrooms have amazing regenerative properties, they are said to be great at improving gut immunity and lowering inflammation in the body. 🤓✨ For those of you interested in cultivation, we now stock liquid culture syringes of some of these mushrooms (and many more). And if you’d like to learn more about mushroom cultivation before getting started, why not come to our training workshop this Saturday? 👉 To read more and BOOK, follow the link in our bio. #easymushroomgrowing #mushroomcultivation #mushroomlove #growyourownmushrooms #mushrooming #mushrooms #mycology #fungi #medicinalmushrooms #traditionalmedicine #naturalremedies

I want to bring mushroom growing to everyone

I passionately believe that anyone can learn to grow mushrooms. It is not something you need any specialist equipment or formal education to learn. I teach more than just cultivation and like to also explain the inner workings of the fungal kingdom in nature. My aim is to inspire everyone to want to nurture and care for these amazing organisms.

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