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Mushroom Cultivation Manual for the Small Mushroom Entrepreneur

It is here — A manual to steer through the biological twists and logistical turns inescapable to building a sustainable, beautiful and human-scale mushroom business, regardless whether it is rural, peri-urban or inner-city. Mushroom production is rooted in science, yet its practice is an art. The fungal organism is uncompromising in how it relates to

15 Mar 2017
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2016 MLN weekend

From 28 to 30 October we held the 4th Mushroom Learning Network event. This year it was in Copenhagen at our collegues from Beyond Coffee. Over 30 entrepreneurs from more then 5 countries visited this event were we share knowledge based on open source. Siemen Cox from RotterZwam was the MC and presented the program.

15 Mar 2017
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The 2015 Mushroom Learning Network weekend

In the weekend from 12 to 14 September 2015 we organised the third Mushroom Learning Network weekend. This year this event was hosted in Paris by Blu. Under the name FungiCamp 2015 we had a very active and informative weekend. The weekend was completely filled with information about mushroom growing. Gunter Pauli made a surprise

03 Nov 2015
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Opening for mushroom enthousiast

There are a lot of ways to work with mushrooms. This opening @ John Verbruggen is one of them. There are actually two openings! Also one with more production and planning activities. So if you live in Noord-Brabant or Limburg [Netherlands] check this out!

18 Sep 2015
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Development opportunity for technical nerd

The Mushroom Learning Network that gathers growers of mushrooms on upcycled organic waste from Europa and other part of the world is offering a unique possibility for educators and students to contribute to companies improvement in the new digital open source age. Because we produce living organisms it is very important to be warned if

25 Aug 2014
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Second MLN Weekend @ Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

Following our first success in Rotterdam, that brought together over 30 people, last May 2014 we had our second MLN meeting. This time in Belgium, at the Experimental Farm of the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (LLN). Over the course of 2 days, we were again around 30 people, mostly Entrepreneurs growing oyster mushroom. For this event, entrepreneurs travelled from

15 Jul 2014
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climate system small fruiting room

Here at RotterZwam we designed a climate system for growing/fruiting oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds. We learned a lot from Ivanka during our visit to her farm: ekofungi. Of course we want to share what we learned: So here is the design for our room. After testing and measuring the results we will improve the design and share some photos. For questions

10 Jul 2014
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The ambition of an European mushroom network

The Mushroom Learning Network (MLN) brings together a proposal by the Blue Economy, which is dedicated to design and implement a society and industries that respond to people’s needs using what is available. To grow food from waste is one inspiration of natural systems, in this case, it’s growing (oyster) mushroom from bio waste such

07 May 2014
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European mushroom conference call criteria

Since two weeks we have a biweekly conference call on Skype. The early adaptors of this call are PermaFungi and RotterZwam. They have started to share information about growing mushrooms on local waste. It seems that the Italians are waiting in line to join. The entrepreneur behind FunghiEspresso has expressed his wish to join the

02 Mar 2014
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RotterZwam makes substrate with coffee grounds

Here at RotterZwam, we are [experimenting on] growing oyster mushrooms on local coffee grounds. We started mixing the coffee grounds with wheat-straw or coleseed (Koolzaad). Coleseed gave the best result, but has one downside: it doesn’t hold the same amount of water like wheat straw. We started sterilizing the ground but found out that it

21 Feb 2014
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