May 12, 2018

The Rouse Hill House and Farm setting is idyllic rolling hills of gorgeous pastures, lovely old farm buildings and great views. The Harvest Festival had practical demonstrations and talks from people making their own produce from cheese to eggs to fungi. Bands played,...

February 25, 2018

Yesterday we hosted our first mushroom growing class for 2018 at Foodish in Belconnen Markets, ACT. Peter and I lead our convivial participants who seemed to love eating mushrooms and were keen to become home growers, through a few different methods for growing. 

We mad...

February 8, 2018

Reishi is a medicinal mushroom used as a health tonic and to boost immune function. Fungi Co grow indigenous strains of reishi, Ganoderma spp. for use as a potential mycomaterial as its mycelium is very tough, weight bearing and hardy and also for the home grower...

February 3, 2018

Omphalina is my natural dyes mushroom goddess display. Her nameko dyed top depicts mycelium growing and is made from wool dyed with an alcohol extract of an infamous mushroom from Victoria. Her hair is made from reishi, and shimeji dyes with a fascinator of dried pink...

January 10, 2018

In 2016 Fungi Co had the great privilege of travelling to Hanoi, Vietnam and meeting Trang Tran the founder and CEO of Fargreen. We were introduced to the office staff at Fargreen and spent time with Trang discussing mushroom growing, and the business model of Fargreen...

January 9, 2018

Shimeji mushrooms Pleurotus spp. are very easy and fast to grow. When they are small or young they can have a blue cap colour which becomes a silvery beige as they mature. At Fungi Co headquarters we have made sculpture from shimeji `Mount Shimeji' and Peter has constr...

January 6, 2018

Mushrooms have a long story of being used for dyeing as different species produce different colours. We produce many mushrooms that can be used for dyeing typically Pleurotus  spp. gives grey, yellow and brown dyes. 

Last year after harvesting and drying nameko I used t...

January 5, 2018

Pholiota nameko is a golden brown mushroom with a rough looking stem. As a smaller mushroom its cap is quite slippery and at this stage used in soups and stews. The larger mature mushroom develops a wavy cap and becomes drier with a dark brown coating of spores.

Nameko...

January 5, 2018

Last year at Fungi Co Headquarters we made Fungalina a pink oyster mushroom lady. She had been waiting in Peter's imagination for many years and so was born.

Her skirt was constructed and moulded from pink oyster mushroom inoculated substrates and simple materials and t...

November 6, 2017

Fungi Co presented workshops and information sessions for Science Week 2017 @ACTion on mycoremediation to school students and the general public on the power of fungi to transform paper wastes into compost and mushrooms. This photo shows white oyster mushrooms growing...

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