At the point when we consider mushrooms and the southern Mexico province of Oaxaca, the primary thing which customarily rings a bell is María Sabina, Huautla de Jiménez and psychedelic “wizardry” mushrooms. However, gradually that is all changing because of the earth shattering work of Josefina Jiménez and Johann Mathieu in mycology, through their organization, Mico-lógica.
Situated in the town of Benito Juárez, situated in Oaxaca’s Ixtlán locale (all the more generally known as the Sierra Norte, the state’s primary ecotourism district), Mico-lógica’s central Magic Mushrooms goal is triple: to prepare the two Mexicans and guests to the country in the minimal expense development of an assortment of mushroom animal types; to teach about the restorative, dietary and ecological (practical) worth of mushrooms; and to lead continuous exploration in regards to ideal climatic locales and the variety of foundations for mushroom culture.
The French-conceived Mathieu moved to Mexico, and as a matter of fact to Huautla de Jiménez, in 2005. “Indeed, coming the entire way to Mexico from France to seek after my advantage in mushrooms appears to be far to travel,” Mathieu made sense of in a new meeting in Oaxaca. “However, there truly wasn’t a lot of a chance to lead studies and grow a business in Western Europe,” he proceeds, “since worship for mushrooms had been essentially totally killed by The Congregation throughout hundreds of years; and I discovered that Mexico actually keeps a regard and appreciation for the restorative and dietary benefit of hongos. Mexico is a long way from mycophobic.
Huautla de Jiménez is in excess of a five hour drive from the nearest metropolitan focus. Likewise, Mathieu in the long run understood that remaining in Huautla, while holding a notable charm and being in a geographic locale helpful for working with mushrooms, would ruin his endeavors to grow a business and develop boundless interest in finding out about organisms. Mathieu became discerning of the thriving standing of Oaxaca’s ecotourism networks of the Sierra Norte, and to be sure the Feria Local de Hongos Silvestres (provincial wild mushroom celebration), held yearly in Cuahimoloyas.
Mathieu met Josefina Jiménez at the late spring end of the week mushroom occasion. Jiménez had moved to Oaxaca from old neighborhood Mexico City in 2002. The two common comparative interests; Jiménez had concentrated on agronomy, and for near 10 years had been working with economical agribusiness projects in rustic cultivating networks in the Huasteca Potosina district of San Luis Potosí, the mountains of Guerrero and the shoreline of Chiapas. Mathieu and Jiménez became business, and afterward soul mates in Benito Juárez.
Mathieu and Jiménez are focusing on three mushroom species in their grasp on courses; clam (seta), shitake and reishi. Their one-day studios are for shellfish mushrooms, and two-day facilities for the last two types of growth. “With reishi, and less significantly shitake, we’re likewise showing a fair piece the restorative purposes of mushrooms, so additional time is required,” says Mathieu, “and with shellfish mushrooms it’s overwhelmingly [but not exclusively] a seminar on development.”
While preparing courses are presently just given in Benito Juárez, Mathieu and Jiménez plan to extend activities to incorporate both the focal valleys and beach front locales of Oaxaca. The item is to have an organization of makers developing various mushrooms which are ideally appropriate for development in light of the specific microclimate. There are around 70 sub-types of clam mushrooms, and in this manner as an animal categories, the versatility of the shellfish mushroom to various climatic districts is striking.