Our first volunteer assignment was in Ghana, West Africa, in 2007. We saw that it takes very little to make a big difference for people, especially women, who were hungry and too poor to pay their children’s school fees. We started Mushrooms in Ghana Project to help expand the mushroom industry.
Later, we created Mushrooms for Well Being Foundation to promote public education, mushroom consumption and small-scale mushroom production worldwide. Please visit our foundation’s website
. You can make a donation that makes a difference right on this page!
Now in our 70's we are reinventing ourselves again, this time in the direction of medicinal mushrooms, and encouraging people to eat more mushrooms and eat more kinds of mushrooms. Doug is expanding his mushroom operation to include medicinals: oyster mushrooms, lion's mane, turkey tail, and reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) along with our amazing shiitakes. Shiitake Mama is channeling the mushrooms and writing articles and books to connect people, animals and agriculture with the health and healing power of mushrooms.