TMI was established in 2008. It was initiated by a group of friends who love nature and love mushrooms. It is hoped that mushrooms will be used as a medium to convey the spirit of harmony, and mutual support. In the following year, it was formally registered as a non-profit-making organization in Hong Kong and subsequently obtained by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Taxation Office to confirm the charity exempted from tax payment under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance from 10 February 2009. (To search for charitable tax exemptions, please enter the Mushroom Initiative for verification).
At the same time, TMI opened up an experimental base for mushroom and agriculture in Tai Po, and cultivated organic mushrooms and organic vegetables. In addition to promoting community-based cultivation of mushroom, in recent years, Mushroom Fungus has been more active in promoting climate mitigation in recent years, including the establishment of healthy soils and plants, and demonstrating to the community the importance of interactions between various organisms and microorganisms in the soil. This has led to an effective way to respond to the urgent problems of global warming.
We believe that as part of nature, we should respect the nature and make environmental protection our major concern.
Our vision is to build a biodiversity world in which all beings live sustainably with respect for each other.
We commit ourselves to promote the important role of fungi in environmental conservation and achieve sustainable living.