Avoid expensive high-tech solutions and rely on the power of knowledge. We teach you the bedrock fundamentals of the mushroom business and together we craft a custom solution to best use your local resources.
Begin production with the confidence of experience. At our mushroom farm we provide hands-on training through each of the production steps. In addition, we mold your ambitions and opportunities into a robust business plan.
Create a fully-sustainable business for the 21st century. Use local wastes as input and sustainably address cultivation byproducts. Adopt our energy-saving techniques and technology.
Develop your production on a sustainable basis!
The course contains three segments:
1) Professional lectures
2) Practical workshops
3) Blueprint for your sustainable mushroom farm We go through lectures
(fungal biology, substrate production, cultivation set-up, spent substrate recycling, organic certification) and hands-on workshops
(substrate preparation, innoculation & bagging, mushroom business basics) to together design a blue-print for your own sustainable mushroom farm.
21-27 September, 2020
Together with sustainability visionary Gunter Pauli, EkofungiSchool's Ivanka and Milan completed a variety of integrated mushroom-from-waste projects across four continents. Mushroom farming businesses were established to recycle brewing residues, apple branches, water hyacinth biomass, salt cedar biomass, pineapple residues, banana leaves, and weeds biomass.
Ivanka from the EkofungiSchool and Dr. Sylvia Barbieri from the Polytechnic University of Torino cultivated the world's first mushroom on coffee waste at Ekofungi's production facilities in Belgrade. Enthusiasts from around the world started coming to Ekofungi to learn how to grow mushrooms on coffee waste.
The arrival of the first group of participants marked the official beginning of the Ekofungi School. 25 years of experience of mushrooms-on-waste business was packaged into a comprehensive course. We look forward to welcome the next mushroom entrepreneurs and continue to support the development of sustainable mushroom cultivation.
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