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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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How to start cultivate mushrooms?

How do I?…. Is almost always the start of your journey into something you take an interest in. It was the same for us. The interest started because we had a general interest in mushrooms. They are truly fascinating. We started our journey on line and looked for entrepreneurs who are looking for cooperation or…

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