A company in Rochester is growing mushrooms out of sawdust. RIT graduate, George Zheng, discovered a way to grow Blue Oyster, Lion’s Mane, and Shiitake mushrooms on sawdust grow packs. The innovation has garnered his company a chance at one million dollars as a finalist for the Grow-NY Initiative. 

Key Takeaways:

A company in Rochester, NY is growing mushrooms from sawdust in grow packs.

The mushrooms they are producing are Blue Oyster, Lion’s Mane, and Shiitake mushrooms.

The innovation has made them a finalist in the Grow-MY Initiative. The grand prize is one million dollars. The winner is to be announced next month.

Quote: “RIT grad George Zheng jokes that he’s a proud mushroom dad. He’s figured out a way to grow premium mushrooms on American hardwoods. Yes, Leep grows specialty mushrooms in sawdust grow packs.” (Mills, 2020)

Link to article: www.spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/rochester/business/2020/10/06/chili-business-grows-organic-specialty-mushrooms-in-american-hardwoods

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