Internship at Mississippi Mushrooms
Mississippi Mushrooms is an indoor mushroom farm that specializes in producing specialty culinary mushrooms primarily for restaurants and grocery stores. We emphasize using waste by-products from local businesses as substrate materials. The ability of fungi to degrade these materials allows us to act both as an urban farm and a recycling operation!
We are seeking interns who are interested in learning about fungal biology through a hands on experience. Some activities include:
- Substrate preparation
- Use of sterile techniques to perform inoculations
- Staffing a market stand
- Compost management
- Handling raw materials
- Management of growing conditions
- Harvesting Mushrooms
We are looking for individuals who are motivated and have a passion for agriculture and biology. Experience with fungi cultivation is a bonus, but not necessary. Interns can expect to be at the farm 10 hours/week with a semi-flexible schedule. The internship is unpaid, but includes mushrooms! The length of the internship is negotiable, with a minimum 12 week commitment.
Applicants can contact Ian at: ian ‘at’ mississippimushrooms.com