I’m working on building a pilot mushroom farm but the land i have access to is much too remote to make a good candidate for permanent or even semi-permanent installation. i would like to build in some permaculture ideas involving other folks i know doing rabbit farming for meat, and serial fruitings of different mushroom species, as well as some general market-garden type stuff to utilize the fertility-enhancing output of both rabbit poop and spent mushroom substrate.
im willing to bring a fair amount of human and knowledge resources to bear on this project, but there needs to be adequate forested space for the mushroom laying yard, and occasional water availability. small-diameter alder or garry oak somewhere on the land that needs to be cleared is a plus, but those can be obtained from outside sources too. a small shed, ideally with environmental controls of some kind or the ability to add them, would be a huge boon and would also enable tissue culture propagation of plant starts for farming or resale.
open to creative solutions including work trades.
some water will be necessary, especially with rabbits. an onsite structure with electricity (240v ideally) would be extremely useful for producing sterile cultures and inoculum. some forested land that needs clearing of alder or garry oak would be advantageous.
grew up running a working kennel. trying to apply my bench lab experience in post-graduate work to the cultivation of high value fungal crops while trying to stay in a kind of permaculture tradition.
a market garden fertilized primarily by spent substrate from mushrooms (vermicomposted or not) and rabbit shit that can provide additional high-value crops in addition to high value mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, lions mane, all primary decomposers) and perhaps vermicompost sale as well
a system of permaculture that i can teach to my 7yo child
onsite housing would not be necessary for me, i would commute from portland. some temporary onsite housing would be helpful for harvests.
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