Regenerative Agricultural Practice


When bare soil is exposed to direct sunlight,  soil temperature will rise and make the organic materials within more vulnerable to oxidization. Rain and wind will also carry away surface soil and lead to soil erosion. Therefore, soil without mulching is prone to degradation under environmental stress, which is a worldwide challenge to agriculture industry.  If we do nothing to protect the soil that grows our food, we will lose all of our arable land in 60 years.

The Mushroom Initiative protects our soil with the following agricultural practices:

  1. Mushroom Wastes as Mulch
    The substrates of our mushroom bottles will be recycled to the field as organic mulch. The organic matters which have been decomposed by the mushrooms can enter the food circle to feed our crops again.
  2. Plant and Plant Wastes as Living Mulch
    We fill our field with plants and they protect our soil with their leaves and roots. Apart from the main crops, we also grow companion plants. In the seasons of crops rotation, we intentionally grow fast-growing plants to cover the bare soil. This is particularly practical in the time of extreme weather.