Father Ray Children's Home

 

The three mushroom huts at the Father Ray Children’s Home have been producing many more mushrooms than we can possibly eat.

Once the fungi have been picked, they are cleaned, weighed and packaged before a phone call is made to the projects of the Foundation and a sale is made.

All remaining mushrooms are then taken to the local market where they are sold for 50 Baht a kilo.

While there is an adult supervisor on hand to help the children, it is the children who are responsible for packing the spore bags, tending to the huts, ensuring there is enough water to keep the hut humid and harvesting the ready produce.

But the children like nothing better than collecting a basketful of mushrooms, running to the kitchen and stir-frying them with oyster sauce and handfuls of spicy chili. 

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