Grow fungus with us!
It is estimated 90% of plants rely on fungi to live and that 93% of the world’s fungal species are yet to be discovered. Fungi have the potential to unlock sustainable sources of food and material, as well as other solutions to problems faced by humanity.
And yet the number of mycologists (fungi experts) in the UK has declined by 20% and many mycologists are close to retirement.
Not enough people know about the importance of fungi...
...which is why this autumn we’re giving people all around the UK a fungus lab – a box containing everything they need to grow a healthy fungus: at work, at school, at home or anywhere else. And hopefully they will end up with some delicious mushrooms to munch on too!
We only have a limited number of free fungus labs available, which is why not every application will be successful. Visit here for more T&Cs
Update 14/9/20: Our fungus kit applications are now closed, due to an overwhelming response!
Thanks to everyone who applied. If you didn't get the chance to apply this year, you can still check out our resources and learn about fungi on the website. Alternatively, If you would like to try growing mushrooms from kits or fungi, head over to our page How to grow your own fungi.
Fungus lab growers!
If you are one of our participants taking on the challenge of growing a fungus, then make sure you're clear on what you need to do.
- Take notes and get prepared for when your fungus lab arrives