Alessandra & Eduardo Sydney - Demystifying the Mushrooms

Alessandra & Eduardo Sydney – Improving the quality of life by growing edible mushrooms: changing whole lives

Date grant awarded: December 1, 2018

Demystifying the Mushrooms was created by Alessandra & Eduardo Sydney to promote knowledge about mushrooms. Located in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, Alessandra and Sydnes aim to teach the community about the benefits of mushrooms, including information about how to cultivate them and how to prepare recipes and products from them.

Brazilians consume small amounts of mushrooms despite the fact that they are high in protein, vitamins and minerals, are cheap to cultivate, and are a non-animal source of food. Teaching the community how to grow these mushrooms can provide financial gain and increase their quality of life, either by eating higher quality food and/or increasing their family income.