We have always collected mushrooms from forests, but we have never tried growing them ourselves. At the recent Be Inspired talk held in Cape Town, Gary ‘The Mushroom Guy’ explained how easy it is to grow your own Shiitake mushrooms at home, and more surprisingly, told us about how eating these mushrooms has had a positive impact on his health. We spent a morning filming with Gary, so that we could share his knowledge, and inspire you to also try growing your own mushrooms.

Tip/Trick – Where possible, use natural light when filming your subject. We prefer to shoot underneath shaded areas (such as trees) to allow for light continuity. While the focus of this film was the DIY element of growing mushrooms, Gary was also very passionate about the health benefits of Shiitake mushrooms, so we chose to include a short section of him cooking and eating them – this helps to add the personal touch to this clip.

To order your own ready made log contact The Mushroom Factory - email: gary.goldman@cybersmart.co.za

Camera Used: Nikon D800 DSLR
Lenses: Nikkor 35mm, Nikkor 50mm
Memory Card: Lexar Professional

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