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I started a kickstarter fundraiser to add culinary mushrooms to our homestead -- please support  RSS feed

 
niki carpenter
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Hey everyone! I'm new here, a friend sent me over to see if I could spread the word about my new mushroom project. I would like to find a way to grow culinary mushrooms on local waste materials to sell at farmers markets and to restaurants in my area, in addition to feeding myself and my family. In exchange for your financial support, I can send you yummy mushrooms when I harvest them.

Here is a link to my kickstarter page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1779043463/culinary-mushroom-project

Infinite thanks, feel free to spread the word
 
drake schutt
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niki carpenter wrote:Hey everyone! I'm new here, a friend sent me over to see if I could spread the word about my new mushroom project. I would like to find a way to grow culinary mushrooms on local waste materials to sell at farmers markets and to restaurants in my area, in addition to feeding myself and my family. In exchange for your financial support, I can send you yummy mushrooms when I harvest them.

Here is a link to my kickstarter page.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1779043463/culinary-mushroom-project

Infinite thanks, feel free to spread the word


Nikki, I don't have cash but I am a mushroom farmer. I would be happy to send you as much stuff as I can spare. I upgraded to a 3000sqft grow space and have some left over equipment that sounds like you could use! My biggest question is; do you have a flow hood or still air box to do sterile tissue work, like petri dishes in? It is a big investment for a beginner but if you're serious about cultivation it will pay for itself very quickly. Otherwise I'm not sure how much good sending you cultures would do...

Oh yeah, and PM me your address
 
niki carpenter
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Wow! Thanks, drake! I do have a laminar flow hood, I built it last year from an old swamp cooler blower and scrap plywood. The only thing I had to buy new was the HEPA filter. It works great! I haven't had any contam issues since I switched from my glove box to the hood. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE some cultures. What are you growing? I'd actually like to pick your brain a little bit about keeping cultures around and storing strains. I'll send a PM. Thanks, again!
 
Dave Dahlsrud
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I gave you a couple of flags to maybe generate a little more attention here and get you closer to your goal. I'll try to kick some support down after payday. You might want to brainstorm some more rewards to help generate more support or maybe some stretch goals, etc. Just my two cents...good luck!
 
niki carpenter
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what do you mean by stretch goals? thanks!
 
Dave Dahlsrud
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My understanding is the stretch goals are once your project is funded and you start getting money pledged above your stated goal (I think yours was 500$) you start adding more rewards. So say if you get to $1000 pledged (or whatever) you would maybe add a mini documentary on propagating mycelium at home, or whatever. I think the idea is to help generate more interest in funding your project beyond your stated goal.
 
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Those rewards would be made available for everyone who pledged money to your project, just a little thank you for everyone who helped get you beyond what you were needing to make your project happen.
 
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Oh, thanks. that's a good idea! I've never tried to promote myself on social media before....so much to learn!
 
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