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Innovative Equipment Design Benefits Growers

August 23, 2021

Steam-sterilizing the straw used as a growth medium for mushrooms is an essential part of the production process for the families in this program. A family’s steamer is a significant investment in equipment, water, fuel and labor, so finding a way to cut costs and time is a godsend. A more efficient steamer design is […]

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Having a Toilet Improves a Mother’s Health

September 3, 2020

Since the mushroom program expanded to encourage and support building household toilets, Ry says her health is better. Before they became mushroom growers, Ry and her husband, Chon, worked as day laborers to support their 5- and 10-year-old daughters.  They did whatever work they could find in exchange for daily pay. They have a small […]

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