Discover the Magical World of Mushrooms: From Growing to Enjoying

Discover the Magical World of Mushrooms: From Growing to Enjoying


Greetings, mushroom enthusiasts! Today, we have an exciting tale to share about the enchanting journey of mushrooms, as told by the passionate Kami Kazemi. Kami recently visited a primary school to spread the word about the health benefits of mushrooms and to teach the students how to grow their very own fungal friends. Let's embark on this magical adventure together and explore the wonders of mushrooms!


Unveiling the Health Benefits:

Kami began her presentation by highlighting the numerous health benefits of mushrooms. She explained how mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, and packed with essential nutrients, making them a fantastic addition to any diet. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, mushrooms naturally boost our immune systems and contribute to overall well-being.

Growing Mushrooms:

A Hands-On Experience: Kami guided the students through growing mushrooms to make the learning experience even more captivating. She introduced using unicorn plastic bags as a magical home for growing mushrooms. The children were excited as they learned the steps to create their own mushroom substrate.

Step 1: Gather the Materials: Kami provided the students with all the necessary materials, including mushroom spores, wood pellets and soybean hulls, and unicorn plastic bags. Each child had their own kit, ensuring a hands-on and immersive experience.

Step 2: Prepare the Mushroom Substrate: Under Kami's guidance, the students mixed the mushroom spores and straw together, creating the perfect nutrient-rich substrate for their mushrooms to thrive.

Step 3: Fill the Unicorn Bags: With smiles of anticipation, the children carefully filled their unicorn bags with the prepared substrate. They sealed the bags, creating a cozy environment for their mushrooms to grow.

Step 4: Nurture and Observe: Kami emphasized the importance of patience and care in mushroom cultivation. The students were encouraged to find a suitable spot for their unicorn bags, away from direct sunlight but with ample ventilation. Over time, they would witness the magic of mushrooms sprouting from the substrate.

Culinary Delights:

Shiitake Mushroom Crisps: As a delightful surprise, Kami treated the students to a tasty snack—shiitake mushroom crisps. The children eagerly savoured the crispy, flavorful snacks while learning about different ways to enjoy mushrooms in their meals. Kami shared recipes and inspired young minds to explore the culinary possibilities of mushrooms in their kitchens.


Kami's visit to the primary school was an unforgettable adventure into the world of mushrooms. From the health benefits they offer to the joy of growing your own mushrooms, the students were captivated by the magic and wonder of fungi. Through Kami's guidance, they discovered the simple joy of nurturing life and reaped the rewards of their efforts. As they munched on shiitake mushroom crisps, the children left with a newfound appreciation for the incredible world of mushrooms and a desire to explore the wonders of nature further.

So, let the mushroom journey begin! Who knows what marvelous discoveries and culinary delights await those who embark on their mushroom-growing adventures?

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