|Yerba Buena Farmer Owner, Agape Adams, inoculates |
one of the selected logs with shiitake mushroom spawn.
By the end of the assignment, Mr. Laskovski and training participants inoculated 100 logs with shiitake mushroom spawn.
Yerba Buena Farm Owner, Agape Adams, explained why mushroom growing has grabbed the attention of local Jamaican farmers:
|Nick Laskovski works with local youth to prepare logs |
When people clean out their land, they are left with logs that are too small for board, and most often, are burned as firewood or left to rot. This size log, around 4 inches in diameter, is the perfect size for growing mushrooms.
Because the market is already there, the price for mushrooms is high, the logs needed are in abundant supply, the tools are not complicated or terribly expensive, and the skill is easy enough to learn, farmers are attracted to mushroom growing.”
|Yerba Buena Farm Owner, Kwao Adams, with 1 of 100|
logs used in the assignment.