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Help Smugtown Mushrooms Grow

$7,872 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 16 months
Smugtown Mushrooms has been growing and working with mushrooms & Fungi since 2011. Offering a vast array of mushroom cultivation supplies, teaching classes and being a presence within the local and regional community. We grow exotic & medicinal mushrooms, indoors & outdoors, perserve wild mushrooms found in our forests, organize large mushroom events, host art & music gathering, potlucks, & guided hikes.  We make extracts, mushroom art and travel all over the region connecting people to the natual world and the potential mushrooms bring in our lives.  We have grown over the years in many directions, with many obstacles in our path, as any DIY business does.  Check out this article that was published about us & our history up until about this point:


Our Story So Far


We had a great location in the heart of our cities food district, but a tragic turn of events occurred and we were forced to vacate our home of four years to temporary locations while we looked for a new home. Luckily, teaming with many other mushroom farmers and producers around our region.  Without their support and willingness to help us we wouldnt of been able to survive this point.  Now we found a new location, moved our gear, which does include a 18 foot sterlizer, other large lab equipment and more.

Heres a video from our old facility!! Check it out!


You'll see in the video, we DO have the skills, and materials to do this AGAIN! We just need your help to cover the costs of the rebuild, hooking up our autoclave, frame the walls, buy new drywall, more electrical, and hopefully setting up a better more efficient and ergonomic intake & production system.

WHAT WE HAVE DONE ALREADY?!

In between this new facility and the past one, we have been grinding gears, using other farmers facilities to make our mushrooms, and cultivation supplies while still organizing classes and large regional events like the 2016 Radical Mycology Convergence and the Annual MycoSymbiotics Festival , alongside a number of other gatherings and classes.

One of the many ideas Smugtown accomplished when we did hold space and have our past facility, we merged farming and permaculture into an urban setting. The sweet smells of the Earth would permeate the halls of the building, the signs of life were present, even if one didnt even see the growing process happen. We bridged the distance from the farm to the consumer. We even help transition consumers to producers, by offering classes on cultivation &  foraging, supplying grow kits & helping bring the world of mushrooms and Fungi to the people we meet!

Our love of mushrooms isnt a fad, this is a way of life for us and the small crew of people who have helped and dedicated their time to make Smugtown Mushrooms a entity within the cosmos. We want to be a trusted name when it somes to mushrooms and Fungi in all regards. To want to be a haven to biological education, citizen science & a bio-centric paradigm for the future of the planet and people.  Another world is possible and there is a better way!


What happens when you can make all that highly nutritious food, medicine, & remediation?

We become fed, healed and nourished....
 Smugtown Mushrooms will have their doors open, able to offer highly nutritious foods to many. We will be a source for food, education, autonomy & growth. Being an ally within the fabric of the communit.  Locally & globally.   Being there, having a presence & allowing those who get drawn here to feel the pull of the power of mushrooms & Fungi.  To learn, grow and do that same in return. 

BELOW  IS THE PHOTO WHEN WE MOVED THE AUTOCLAVE TO OUR NEW HOME & WHERE It RESTS AWAITING TO BE HOOKED UP
 HERES HOWS ITS GOTTA GET SET UP, the following are older pictures from our last facility 
Above are the parts to the autoclave we have to replace and buy NEW, this is definitely is the heart of our operation and has to get done first!  HELP us do this since we have to do this all over again!! 

You will bring the mushroom vision forward. Helping cover costs and ease the pressure of starting our farm while still trying to be organizers, creators, farmers artists and family members. This new facility and space isnt just for Smugtown Mushrooms to thrive but rather its a mutli-use community space, that is there to be a safe space for educators, organizers, artist and other community members to contribute and hold dear to them, We want to bridge the gap form literal food production to actual participation beyond just visiting to market and buying, but really creating a relationship within our community far and wide. 

With this generous community-driven boost we will be able to steer attention away from meeting the demands of start-up costs and being able to focus on project design, production flow, classes & workshops. Which in turn makes and keeps the lights on, literally. We cant be open if no mushrooms are being grown and produced.

Even if we dont reach the exact amount the funds WILL go straight to labor, parts and pushing forward with the project plan. We just wont be able to do it as quick as we want to.

If we do make our goal and beyond, we will continue to make our set up and systems more energy efficient, upgradeing to reusbale and sterlizable fruiting containers so we dont have to be as wasteful.  switching over to LED lighting, making rooms with motion censors, all fans and oter devices on timers. 

HERES WHATS BEING OFFERED TO YOU FOR
YOUR HELP!!

WE HAVE ADDED MORE PERKS to our list on our GOFUNDME, even more whats listed below----->TAKE A LOOK



*Greek mushrooms option DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE


 There's something about a DIY(Do-It-Yourself) or rather DIWO (Do-It-With-Others!)

Something that makes it feel homey, more creative, original and free. Somewhere that anyone can walk into, yes, even if they arent into mushrooms and enjoy. A safe space. Where all are welcome to enjoy and contribute. This space is a hub for the love of knowledge, skill shares, potlucks, gatherings, music, food & love. Where do we find that these days?  PLEASE consider helping us make this a reality not just for us but the WHOLE community far & wide!

HELP US TODAY!!!!
Pictured above is a photo of Olga from our last location smiling widely with a bag of Chicken Mushroom spawn, being so glad and GRATEFUL for our operation to be functioning fully & properly!
Please help me make this a REALITY AGAIN!
HELP US GROW MUSHROOMS FOR YOU AND ME


THANKS!
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Greetings everyone! Its been a while! I want to apologize to the delay in shipping some of peoples perks for their donations! We havent met our goal so we arent at the production stage we could be! That is the actually hold up.

For those who chose perks like tincture, Reishi & Art this is going to be packed within the next 7-10 business days!

We are juggling a lot and really hope we still have your support and care.

Expect to hear and see us soon!

Mush Love
Olga
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WE HAVE STARTED BUILDING OUT AND HOOKING UP THE AUTOCLAVE! THANKS TO EVERYONE! WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO AND STILL NEED ALL THE SUPPORT! PLEASE SHARE AND CONTRIBUTE IF YOU CAN! WE ARE STARTING TO FULFILL THE PERKS FROM OVER THE WINTER SO EXPECT SOME GOODIES ON YOUR DOORSTEP SOON!
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Sneak peak of the variety of 1-inch buttons you get from us when you help us reach our goal!

$20 get you 15 pins that we hand make ourselves! Mushroom themed of course!

Ships globally!

With the money we have raised so far, we have been able to get many materials for the autoclave and some drywall & studs to build out the lab! Every little bit helps! Please keep spreading the word & spores!

THANK YOU!!
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DONT FORGET! BONUS!

"The Fungal Pharmacy " BOOK when you donate to our campaign & choose the MUSHROOM APOTHECARY option!

YUP YUP! Thee definitive guide to medicinal mushrooms comes with your full mushroom apothecary! Perfect!
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$7,872 of $24,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 16 months
$10
You Got Mail!
Who doesnt like getting a love letter? We will send everyone who supports us a cute, one of a kind mushroom post card as a THANK YOU and to stay in touch!
$16
TINC TIME
Get a single ounce of our homemade Reishi medicinal mushroom extract! Shipped worldwide & in the Spring of 2018! Enjoy the medicine & feel the power of shrooms
$18
Smugtown Patchz
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Be the lucky few to sport some of our LIMITED RUN of patches! Get 4 designs that are all screen-printed on durable fabric! Color fast & washable! Ships globally
$20
Shroom Pins
Get 15 shroomie-themed 1-inch pins that we hand make ourselves! Images of wild, cultivated and drawn mushrooms for everyone! All the pins attached to a hankie!
$23
Shroom Hankies
Receive a set of 6 silk screened prints mushroom hankies! Each printed on recycled linens & one-of-a-kind! These are all color fast, safe to wash! ships global
$25
Reishi Plugs!
Recieve 200 plugs of our "Rochester Reishi" to be put into logs to grow this medicine outdoors! This makes 1-2 logs worth! REISHI! These ship late Spring 2018
$26
Mushroom Art
Get original set of prints, patches, hankies & other ART created especially for this crowd funding campaign & Smugtown Mushrooms! Ships GLOBALLY 2018
$27
Shiitake Plugz
Get yourself growing Shiitake outdoor, out of logs for years to come. We will send these Spring 2018. Receive 200 plugs, instructions and a mushroom hankie!
$30
Fungi Fever!
NEW! Get (1oz.) medicinal mushroom extracts, of Reishi & Birch Polypore! +Screen printed mushroom hankie & 1/2 ounce of dried reishi! Ships GLOBALLY Mid 2018
$32
Oyster Mush Kit
Receive one Oyster Mushroom Grow kit, mailed with a screen printed mushroom hankie. Kit is shipped through 2017-18. Easy to do and fruits mushrooms for months
$36
Wine Cap Love
Redeem Spring 2018: Recieve starter spawn of our favorite; the gorgeous & easy to grow Wine Cap Mushroom to plant outdoors in your yard, landscape or farm.
$38
REISHI GROW KIT
Recieve our awesome easy-to-grow indoor "Rochester Reishi" Mushroom kit! One of the easiest & fruitful varieties out there! Ships Spring 2018 Grow your own!
$42
Lions Mane Kit
Enjoy fruiting this edible & medicinal gourmet mushroom right in your home; Lions Mane Mushroom: Hericium erinaceus. Very Easy & gorgeous! Ships Early 2018
$45
Medicine Pouch
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Receive 2 dried ounces; each of Reishi & Chaga Mushrooms. Plus 2 fluid ounces of Lions Mane Tincture. Homegrown or foraged goods by us. Ships Winter 2017-18
$48
Ground Reishi
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Be part of our LIMITED offer of 4 Dried PULVERIZED ounces of our homegrown Reishi! These were hand-cranked and broken down for easy extraction! Ships early2018
$50
Workshop Credit
Receive a value of $75 off any 3-day or more workshop! Get a code when you donate, then add it to your registration & get this rad discount towards a workshop!
$65
Cha Cha Chaga
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We love the healing properties of the forest most potent: CHAGA! Its our favorite! Get 2 pounds of ethically, winter-harvested Chaga mailed during Winter 2017
$125
Reishi Invasion
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Get 1 DRIED POUND of organic homegrown Reishi, Ganoderma lucidum. Double-extracted 2 oz. Reishi tincture +Brewing & medicinal info. Ships worldwide early 2018
$225
MushApothecary
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4oz. Double-Extracted tinctures of Reishi, Turkey Tail, Maitake, Birch Polypore & Lions Mane Mushrooms! +2 DRIED oz. of Reishi too! Ships GLOBALLY early 2018
$500
Mushroom CSA
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Full Season Fresh Mushroom CSA Includes 1.5 POUNDS of fresh homegrown mushrooms weekly from June-October 2018! Locals Only, Pickup is weekly in Rochester, NY
$1,000
Foraged Finds
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Fall of 2018: 2 people join us for a weekend long foraging intensive. 3 days & 2 nights of wildcrafting & ethically foraging mushrooms & plants. Meals Included
$2,500
Greek Mushrooms
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Fall 2018 2 People can join Olga for a intimate 9 day excursion through the mushroom world of Greece. Meals & Housing included. More info on our website.
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