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CULTIVATION

Working with seasonal variations, we grow a range of mushrooms suited to the temperatures that nature provides. Therefore, we use less energy to maintain our controlled environments for indoor growing. This is constantly evolving to include more UK native strains, brought in from the wild by our good friend Jesper Launder.

Our specialist equipment allows us to optimise the environment to produce high quality spawn and mushrooms. With a lab, a dark room for mycelium cultivation, and a light room and outdoor space to fruit our gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, we’re working

to put highly nutritious mushrooms on your plate and

in your medicine cabinet.

FUNGI-PLANT

SYSTEMS

We connect our passion for mushrooms to a holistic and organic farming approach. By combining mushrooms with

fruit and vegetable growing systems, we can improve the

soil conditions so that our crops can flourish, as well as

provide secondary environments for mushrooms to

further develop.

Although this is a resourceful and regenerative method, it is relatively new thinking and we are still in the early stages of research and practice. We have successfully cultivated several mushrooms with different crops as mulches and dug in boarders, to provide moisture management, mutualistic sharing of nutrients and insect control, especially when it comes to deterring slugs!

MYCOFORESTRY &

FOREST FARMING

Fungi protect trees from the poisonous effects of pollutants and are particularly relevant for urban tree planting as well as the restoration of degraded land. By amplifying native species of fungi and maintaining wood debris in forests, we can help build rich fertile soils, enhance beneficial flora and fauna, whilst supporting general tree health. In turn, this improves biodiversity, soil stability, resistance to disease, resilience to climate change, and so much more.

Forest farming is the cultivation of high-value crops under the protection of a forest canopy. Crops such as Shiitake and Lions Mane mushrooms, decorative ferns, and herbs can be sold for medicinal, culinary, and ornamental uses.

MYCOREMEDIATION

The well being of the environment is at the heart of everything we do. Mycoremediation is the use of fungi to uptake and degrade environmental toxins. The metabolic processes of fungi are well suited to dealing with chemical contaminants, rendering them harmless or less toxic in

most cases, whilst making the uptake and removal less destructive overall.

We are developing a bank of UK mushrooms that we believe will play an important role in the application of a UK Mycoremediation strategy.

The next stage for us is applying this process to local issues, including management of pollutants and improving soil health during and after flooding, as well as the regeneration of Brownfield sites.

WASTE STREAM

CAPTURE

The concept of closed loop systems is central to our

thinking, we seek out the by-products and waste from

local businesses to grow our mushrooms on. These include sawdust, wood chip, logs and brash from local woodland managers and retailers of wood products, as well as coffee grounds from cafés, cardboard packaging, and soon to be trialling used tea leaf from Equinox’s Kambucha, and

Micro-Brewery hops.

COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT

We love people like we love mushrooms. We support communities to build skills, make connections and help

to develop a system of small-scale research. Through interactive exercises, we invite like-minded people and

like-minded communities to participate in workshops, projects, and collaborations in order to engage in our methodologies. Together we can develop systems and explore technologies that regenerate the environment

whilst re-aligning humanity's place within it.

OFFICE ADDRESS

7 Joshua Street

Todmorden

West Yorkshire

OL14 5EF

SITE ADDRESS

Pextenement Farm
East Lee Lane Eastwood
Todmorden Lancashire
OL14 8RW

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TELEPHONE

07771 202 702

EMAIL

info@rootingandfruiting.co.uk