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Fungi Facts and Updates

At Matariki Mushrooms we are inspired by knowledge and a passion for healthy living in a healthy environment. For all things mushroom we invite you to read through the articles here and sign up to read the latest!

Therapeutic Mushroom Magic in New Netflix Docuseries

How To Change Your Mind, TV Miniseries 2022 This docuseries by Michael Pollan presents the newest scientific research on 4 different psychedelic 'drugs': psilocybin (a.k.a. "magic" mushrooms), LSD, MDMA ("Ecstasy") and mescaline cacti, as well as including their cultural and...
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Mushroom Magic Interview

This lovely article was written in Stuff/Nelson Mail about our kaupapa by journalist Amy Ridout, October 23, 2021:https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/126745504 Photo by Nelson-based photographer Martin De Ruyter
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Contactless Delivery during Lockdown

Fresh native oyster mushrooms - free delivery to your letterbox As an 'essential business' providing fresh local produce, we are operating at all levels of lockdown and are offering contactless delivery in accordance with official COVID-19 safety protocols. FREE CONTACTLESS...
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Get Inspired by the Fantastic Fungi Film!

https://youtu.be/bxABOiay6oA?list=TLGGXbZNufkQYuAwMjA5MjAyMQ Check out this beautiful Gem! Expand your world view and learn about leading edge fungi solutions. (Available to watch on Netflix or online: https://fantasticfungi.com/watch/) From the film's website:"When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi...
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Mushroom Growing On Logs Wananga

Excerpt from Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu blog: Recently Kahutane Whaanga, our Resilience Pouwhakataki, attended a Mushroom Wananga for Matariki Mushrooms where mushrooms were grown on logs.  Whānau were encouraged to bring their tamariki and this was normalised by the...
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The Importance of Keeping it Native

Mushroom growing has been increasing in popularity. More and more market stalls and online shops sell fresh mushrooms or grow-it-yourself kits and resources using different species. Unfortunately it is widely ignored that often these commercialised strains are imports which are...
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