3 results for tag: agriculture


Growing Sawdust Mushrooms

There are many kinds of mushrooms in the world and several different ways of growing them. To help schools improve their food situation, we have been growing oyster mushrooms using sawdust spore bags. The spore bags are easy for schools to care for but many people are unfamiliar with this method. The sawdust from rubber trees is the best for making sawdust mushroom spore bags. R2G does not make our own spore bags. We purchase them from a factory just outside Mae Sot. I have spent a lot of time at the mushroom factory in the past months and learned a lot about mushroom making that I want to share with you. 1. The Buildings Everyone uses a ...

Organic food farming

For the past week, Mark from Khom Loy Development Foundation and Boon from the Mekong Minority Foundation have been working together with the Room to Grow team on a project to increase food production at migrant schools.   The team is working on a few pilot projects now and over the next months with a view to make small scale agriculture more efficient so that more food can be produced by schools. If they succeed, the project will improve nutrition at the programs and decrease their food costs. This week the team was busy surveying schools and getting their hands dirty assessing soil types. They also whipped up a few batches of organic fertilizer ...