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Feb 13, 2019

Interns Appreciate Local Pasteurisation Techniques

Mixing substrate before pasteurisation
Mixing substrate before pasteurisation

Three interns had a one month hands on training at Green Care of recent on how to cultivate mushroom. When these youngsters came, they recounted stories of how they used to collect mushrooms from the wild. As a great surprise to them, they were elated to be collecting mushrooms from a house every morning. They continued asking questions on what type of material mushrooms grow on in the house compared to wild mushrooms that grow in the soil and dead wood. As they continued their curiosity, the staff of Green Care prepared materials to be used as substrate to grow mushrooms. That fateful morning, measurements taken and combinations of various materials made. The most interesting part of the process to the interns was the pasteurisation process. One of the interns, Sandrine remarked that ‘this is a pure indigenous technique of sterilising substrate to grow mushroom’. She made this remark because the pasteurisation process was done on a local fire side by heating the substrate in a metal container using fuelwood. The interns appreciated this and promised to come back to Green Care in the future to learn more about mushroom production techniques.

Local pasteurisation process
Local pasteurisation process
Nov 13, 2018

The future is mushroom cultivation

our mushroom farm admirer
our mushroom farm admirer

Green Care has been striving in mushroom production against all odds following the crises currently plaguing the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. Some community members have registered to come for trainings on mushroom cultivation as soon as their crop harvesting season is over. We are grateful to GlobalGiving for enabling donors to support us through this platform. Community members have come to realise that mushroom production will guarantee food security. A student on internship Miss Dorcas commented that she never knew mushroom could be cultivated indoors. She remarked that she will also try a small mushroom farm upon completion of her studies. We remain grateful to GlobalGiving. Thank you!

mushroom farming is the future
mushroom farming is the future
Nov 13, 2018

New strides towards zero-grazing

harvesting guatemala from the wild
harvesting guatemala from the wild

The 21st Century is plagued by resource scarcity at the local and global scales. In order to meet up with decreasing pasture scarcity caused by climate change, Green Care is experimenting zero-grazing. Animals are kept is a stable near the house and fed there. This process will be diffused gradually to the community so as to mitigate conflicts of animals straying into farmland and destroying crops. M Stephen, a farmer to blends crop cultivation and animal raising reiterated that this is a welcome initiative by Green Care. He pointed out that this is a form of local resource cycling in the face of climate change. This experimental initiative is gaining grounds, thanks to donations through GlobalGiving. Thank you!

zero-grazing on the move
zero-grazing on the move
 
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