YWCA offers mushroom-growing lessons

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The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center taught students and social-welfare groups how to grow and manage mushroom farms at a seminar at Pattaya School No. 7.

YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetpai and Pattaya City Councilman Banjong Banthoonprayuk opened the Sept. 27 workshop at the school where the YWCA set up a farm in June with the help of Chandrakasem Rajabhat University Group and the Rotary Club of the Eastern Seaboard.

YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetpai (standing, 3rd left) along with YWCA members and guests teach students and teachers at Pattaya School No. 7 how to grow mushrooms.YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetpai (standing, 3rd left) along with YWCA members and guests teach students and teachers at Pattaya School No. 7 how to grow mushrooms.

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.

In June, the YWCA donated 10,000 baht for the training session, which featured speaker Bunlert Thaitatkul, president of Samut Prakan Wisdom Centre.

Training covered the correct way to create mushroom cubes and how to recycle old cubes.

YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetpai (standing, 3rd left) along with YWCA members and guests teach students and teachers at Pattaya School No. 7 how to grow mushrooms.