The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center continued its series of workshops teaching students and social-welfare groups how to grow and manage mushroom farms at Pattaya School No. 8.
YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai opened the Nov. 18 seminar. To get the school’s mushroom project off the ground, the YWCA presented school officials with their mushroom-farming shed.
Pattaya School No. 8 has become the latest to take part in the YWCA Bangkok – Pattaya Center’s project to teach students how to grow and manage a mushroom farm.
The 24 sq.-meter garden lets the school harvest mushrooms to use in a variety of meals from soup to vegetable stir-fry. Growing its own food also helps the school lower its expenses.
About 40 students and community leaders joined the workshop, which focused on cultivating mushroom spawn and how to process vegetarian mushroom snacks, sour preserved mushrooms and jelly mushrooms.
Currently, the YWCA mushroom project is in operation at more than 30 schools in the greater Pattaya area. She said the organization next plans to form a cooperative to support all of those growing mushrooms.