Building an alternative supply chain for Shiite mushroom growers

Despite the global economy that imports imported timber, the traditional logging method remains popular with smallholder farmers. Talk to enough people in the jungle, and you’ll find someone holding a loaf of cheesecake under a loom. In a big city, one might expect a home-based sawing system to be the first choice, but Gabriel and Cornell’s team say they have extra space outside to work with many city producers. Given how expensive a square meter of indoor space can be in NYC, this makes sense. And in the backyard, community garden, or city farm, preparing logs for a year is often much more possible than converting an entire room into ideal growth conditions.

Outdoor cultivation strongly supports the traditional method. Saws block certainly provides rotation, but they require a controlled indoor environment, while the traditional method requires a lot of idle, shaded outdoor space. Given the high demand for urban mushroom farming, there seems to be an easy way to connect the supply of large logs in the north to the city’s demand. But, as of now, there is no economic model that can actually make it work.

It starts with the logs themselves. Raw wood of this diameter is not economically viable – for construction or furniture or other common wood use – except for firewood or mushroom logs. Loggers are less likely to collect because mushroom logs are usually sold in small quantities. And collecting them, even if they are small, is a big problem. Retired engineer Tom Lindtwitt became a freelance lodge collector on a series of trips to the Northern Hemisphere for private trips to the New York project. Heavy tools were not used to damage the shell and the logs were not used for shackles and heavy traffic had to be handled with ease.

“Cutting mushroom records is one of the hardest things you can do,” says Lindtwitt in New York. “This is hard work, and I have swallowed more gallons than I can believe. But I think 90 percent of them go into a pile of firewood, so this was a permanent way to use those trees.

This experiment was also based on wholesale purchases, so the wood could sell well enough to be collected first. Urban dwellers who need a few logs, such as a group, such as Lindtvet, can make a big order, one of the very few people in the area today. Despite all the hard work and narrow margins, Lindtwitt says it has made a small profit. By raising the future price from $ 4 to $ 5 per record, Shitak’s logs hope to be a permanent part of his and perhaps other logs’ work.

Lindettet was surprised to see that “although I did not get a ton of money, I did not lose money.”

Schuller Apollonia.  (Photo by Dog Byron)

Shunder Apollonia. (Photo by Dog Byron)

Each log produces up to four pounds[4 kg]of mushrooms. Shitake sells for $ 12 to $ 20 a pound, with a five-dollar record, and the economy looks set to work. The main reason for starting this small supply chain – from the forest to the boat to the city – was to determine if the event would continue.

“It’s great for R&D,” said Yolanda Gonzalez, an urban agriculture expert at Cornell Cooperative Extension. Not only did the wholesale purchase open up a channel for logs, but their arrival provided an opportunity to provide all the necessary methods, community tool delivery methods to vaccinate them. “Now that we know all of these logs have been entered, we can see how they work together and monitor their progress throughout the city. It also creates access to space and equipment for vaccination, ”said Gonzalez.

Then there is the boat. Of Apollonia Fossil was once part of a shipwreck movement that sought to recapture the world’s long-running water-borne trade. The Hudson River has its own rich maritime culture, and its infrastructure is still neglected.

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