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Mushrooms at Sunyani, Ghana, West Africa from Rita Amponsaa

May 2014

Fresh mushrooms are now available at the Sunyani Community.  It is hoped that mushroom farming will encourage organic practices and other types of alternative farming that do not rely on weather.  This spongy, delicately flavoured fungal delicacy, that for centuries has sent people trampling through damp and dangerous forests and fields, can now be grown and harvested in a safe and hygienic room.  As a rich source of nutrients more commonly found in meat, beans or other grains, it is a better alternative for vegetarians.  Our first harvest was supplied to the university students, our sisters at Techiman, Notre Dame Sisters’ novitiate community and the members of our farmers group.


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