Below are some current projects and ideas I am working on or towards. There may also be some opportunities available for a like minded person to come on board and assist with a variety of projects currently in the design stage - but not limited to mushroom cultivation and propogation, bio fertiliser production and the production of actively aerated compost tea. Design of edible landscapes and experimenting with plant propagation via the tissue culture method could also be an opportunity for someone who may already be doing some edible landscape or permaculture design. Please contact me if you would like to discuss any othe above ideas.
Propagating methods for mushroom cultivation including tissue culture method, propagating mushroom spores and a variety of home scale mushroom growing with a range of mushrooms.
Actively aerated compost tea could have many applications. Amongst them the re-introduction of soil biology into soils.
Mycoremediation is a term coined by Paul Stamets and is a form of bioremediation, the process of using fungi to degrade or sequester contaminants in the environment. Stimulating microbial and enzyme activity, mycelium reduces toxins in-situ. Some fungi are hyperaccumulators, capable of absorbing and concentrating heavy metals in the mushroom fruit bodies.
Bio-Fertilser is a substance which contains living microorganisms which can be applied to seed, plant surfaces, soil etc. I am currently researching and sourcing materials for bio-fertiliser production.
In an urban scale, I have experimented with the retention of rain water on individual properies and setting up rain water infiltration basins. This can be adopted to broadscale landscapes.