There is a lot to talk about in the world of mushrooms. This blog is dedicated to help small scale urban mushroom farmers grow a profitable business. The topics we cover vary from DIY mushroom perforating bag machine to complete farm set up and the marketing communication aspects of modern urban mushroom farming.
We started farming at the beginning of 2013. Although experimenting is a better word to describe what we were doing back then. There was hardly any knowledge available on small-scale urban mushroom farming nor where there many examples of profitable and lasting businesses out there.
After one year of experimenting and losing money, we understood the basics. We knew how to grow and produce mushrooms on a regular basis. Somewhere that year we got the first questions for support. We had been hosting several workshops and although valuable for consumers, to teach entrepreneurs to run a small-scale urban mushroom farm, you need a different approach.
That is how the Mushroom Master Program originated. Pure demand for knowledge. After training more than 40 entrepreneurs, we were getting questions from entrepreneurs further and further away. We needed something else to reach them. That's when we started with webinars, E-learnings and the...
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 willingness for some manual work. At our company, we use a portable mini station with a capacity of 45-56 kg of coffee substrate.
The portable mini filling station is equipped with eight cylindrical tubes with a length of 92 cm and a diameter of 16 cm. Each cylindrical tube can be filled with up to 7 kg of coffee substrate.
The eight cylindrical tubes are put into a portable station that looks like a quadrangular box. Its dimension are: the front side is 80cm length x 90 cm width; the upper side is 90cm width x 50 cm length; the rear side is 50cm width x 80 cm length. The front side is better to remain 50-60 cm opened.
Then it comes to the steel funnel where the coffee substrate is poured from the mixing machine. It is put into a box with dimensions of 52cm height x 65 cm...