23 August 2000
Mushroom farm a sparkling success
By FWi staff
DISUSED diamond mines are providing the ideal location for mushroom farms in South Africa, reports the Financial Times.
Workers harvest pale oyster mushrooms grown in plastic wrapped straw along a kilometre of moist, warm water tunnels at Kimberley, Northern Cape.
Producers Diamond Mushrooms Farm can produce 6t of mushrooms a month turning over 5,800 a month and needs no expensive equipment for cultivation.