Jessie Curtis-Griffiths (VIC)

Who is she: Jessie Curtis-Griffiths
What is she doing: organic gourmet mushroom grower and founder of Mushroom Forestry
Where can I find her: Balnarring, Victoria
Instagram @mushroomforestry

Until recently Jessie was setting up luxury camping experiences on the Mornington Peninsula with her business Happy Glamper. She then decided to pursue an interest in sustainability, permaculture and biology when the business was sold in 2017 and created Mushroom Forestry (July 2018) after taking over the cultivation of mushrooms on a small farm. Within six months she had moved into a larger purpose built farm with bigger facilities.

The farm is built in such a way that throughout the seasons the temperature range within the farm will change naturally, dictating the varieties that will grow. Currently she is growing Lion’s mane, shiitake and six varieties of oyster mushrooms and supplying to restaurants and farm gates on the Peninsula.

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