The Fun Gi

Not being an essential service, I have cancelled all ordering until I have a clear indication from government that I can start trading again. Clean room or not I would be slowing couriers down with essential supplies for people who need them.

You are more than welcome to ask me for advice and places to learn while your wating.

Please stay safe and hope to hear from you soon.

Mad about Mushrooms

I have just finished work on my new lab and will have more stock available over the next few months. Pricing will be better and so will the variety. This will give people on lower incomes a chance to get started.

I have had a number of serious health issues over the last couple of years that I am only now beginning to recover from. I am still not 100% and need to make sure I am fully recovered before I get back into business properly. So at the moment I am concentrating mainly on my exotic seeds.

I am now completely devoted to mushrooms and rare mainly edible and medicinal seeds, this is now my only job. As a result I can now give realistic prices to all of my customers. I have enlarged my lab and storage areas for mushrooms and I only import seed in bulk to give my customers the best prices on the highest quality seed that I can find. More production area means I can produce more high quality mushroom spawn at much better pricing. Shortly I will also have liquid nitrogen storage available to store cultures indefinately. I only charge an hourly rate and taxes for my products and equipment used in production. 

I teach people to grow mushrooms but teach you how to do it on a budget. If I used totally organic products it would drive my prices out of reach for people on lower incomes. There are plenty of people using organic practices you can purchase from if you feel the need to go that way, all just as or more experienced than myself. I encourage you to learn some simple techniques so you can get by with what you have available locally. Look at the links at the bottom of this page for cheap supplies. I have stock of smaller amounts available if you don't want larger quantities laying around.

I am on a mission to increase the species of mushrooms in NZ for food forest and commercial uses, from species that make bio-fuel to insecticides. I can only do this with your support. All the species I have and will be importing have both MAF and EPA approval, some of the insect killing and biofuel making fungi will need to go through other approvals as well. I have over 10 new species planned for this year and more if finances allow. Help yourself and the planet, lets change the way we see and use fungi.



  • The Environmental Kiwi
    ◂ Just a Kiwi girl trying to save the world ▸
  • Radical Mycology
    Explore how to grow mushrooms at home for very little monetary expenditure. Join the community.
  • For all of your jars for mushroom growing and caning needs
    Arthur Holmes have jars and bottles suitable for all sorts of projects. Pay wholesale prices and buy in bulk. Very affordable for people on a budget.
  • Sharpes Wellington
    Sharpes sell wheat grain, Soy Hulls, gypsum, Wheat Bran in 25kg bags, also barley straw bales. Buy in bulk to avoid high prices anywhere else. Look around while your there to see what else they have to offer.
  • New Generation mushroom supplies Australia
    For all of your mushroom growing needs, Presto caners, flow hoods of various sizes. Much cheaper for New Zealanders to buy from Australia than the US or other countries.
  • Perlite and Vermiculite
    Perlite and Vermiculite in large quantities 100litre bales for under $60 excl courier.
  • BBQ and Fire Wellington TRAEGER PELLETS
    TRAEGER WOOD PELLETS. Oak, Cherry, Apple, Hickory, Pican, Mapple, Alder. Choose the best wood species for the mushrooms you are growing. 9kg bags all for under $40 excluding courier. I have measured out the bags by cups, aprox 54 cups. Enough for 4.5 artificial logs using only wood pellets and 10 if using soy hulls (masters mix).
  •  BIOBRIQ Timaru
    Made from sustainably grown Beech these briquets are ideal for Turkey tail being a dense wood. Prices from $25 excluding courier.
  • Let's Grow Mushrooms
    Learn everything you need to start your mycology journey.