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Free factsheet on mushroom farms

Watch the video now so we can explain why this factsheet helps you make the investment choices you need to make when starting to farm mushrooms.

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Preventing green mold in mushroom cultivation

The trichoderma series – Part I – Your raw material Both beginning and experienced mushroom farmers face the challenges of contamination with green mold. In some cases it’s the only mushroom they grow. The green mold is also know as trichoderma and it can occur as a result of a lot of causes. In this…

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Mushroom Cultivation and law

So you are getting ready to farm mushrooms. Depending on the substrate you are using be prepared to deal with local law. All businesses and subjects of a country are subject to the law of that country. It’s important to orient yourself on what laws apply to your business. Not informed entrepreneurs may face costly procedures…

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Make money without mushrooms

At RotterZwam we think it’s import to have multiple cashflows. In this video, we are going to show you how you can create a small workshop for companies that can get you some extra revenue.

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The making off a mushroom E-learning

Last week the team of RotterZwam worked for two full day to record 19 video’s for module 1 of our 3 module E-learning. It was a lot of work. We had a crew to do all the technical stuff. They are called PitFilm and also did the timelapse of our Growkit. Although the called themself…

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VLOG: Mushroom cultivation on coffee waste at RotterZwam

The RUAF Foundation is a global network with member organisations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe together constituting a leading centre of expertise in the field of (intra- and peri-) Urban Agriculture and City Region Food Strategies. They made a short video on why and how we do Mushroom Cultivation on Coffee…

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9 mistakes starting urban mushroom farmers make

RotterZwam has been growing mushrooms on coffee grounds since early 2013. We learned a lot in the last 4 years. Our biggest challenge was to find sources of credible information. There where hardly entrepreneurs who where willing to share their knowledge.

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Perforated bags for mushroom cultivation

Here at RotterZwam we have a lot of experience failing. We love to share those failures with you, because they lead up to great DIY adaptations. We have been struggling with finding the right perforated bags that we can use for cultivating our mushrooms on coffee waste. As you know mushrooms need oxygen but the…

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DIY mushroom substrate preparation

These days it is fairly easy to put into action your Do It Yourself solution for the mixing of your substrate and the filling of the tubes. All you need is a few tools with the right measurements and a good will for some handy work. At our company we use a portable mini station…

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Fruiting room for mushroom cultivation

Here at RotterZwam we designed a climate system for cultivating oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds. Becauese we are a small urban farm, we don’t want to invest 10’s thousands Euro’s. So we need a little of DIY. But there is a lot of stuff on the market. How to combine the correct material?

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