Giving back to the community is a priority for us. We want to educate the community about the medicinal benefits of mushrooms, how to create a mushroom garden at home to be more self-sustainable, and the importance of controlling what goes into our food. If people can better understand the crucial role that mushrooms they play in nature, they may be more motivated to use mushrooms to significantly improve the health of their gardens, plants, trees, shrubs, and soil.
Our goal to teach the community about mushrooms is how we are working to make a widespread change happen; hence the name “100th Monkey”. However, to truly create change, we must reach out not only to those in our community who have the exposure and interest in our purpose, but especially to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity.
Here are some of the ways that we are giving back to our community:
- We donate our kits and curriculum to disadvantaged schools so the children can have an opportunity to learn about and appreciate mushrooms.
- We share our mushroom kits in nursing homes so the residents can enjoy growing their own mushrooms.
- We speak at local community events to teach people how to make their own indoor mushroom kits and create their own outdoor mushroom garden.
- We make financial donations to a select group of local charities that support underprivileged youth.