Meryem Women’s Cooperative grows cultivated mushrooms. When people think of mushrooms they are usually talking about the cap and stem appearing over the soil. However mushrooms have a network of mycelium underground. Mushrooms are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.

 

We have created an isolated indoor workshop with  thermal insulation. Cultivated mushrooms are grown in a sun proof, well-isolated greenhouse. The temperature in the mushroom workshop is between 16 and 23 Celsius. The humidity is also an important component. Mushrooms need humidity to grow. It is crucial to have about %80 to %90 humidity rate within the greenhouse. Mushrooms should not be exposed to direct sunlight while growing. The area where the heat and humidity is concentrated should in addition have an adequate ventilation system.