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Woodland Foods Co-op
Woodland Foods Co-op
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6430 Squire Court, San Luis Obispo, CA, US
+1 (805) 234-6214
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Woodland Foods Co-op

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Rural, Commercial, Educational, Financial Economic

Project Summary

Woodland Foods Co-op produces high-value food, medicine, and materials for the San Luis Obispo community through the stewardship and tending of local forest ecosystems toward maximum life expression and resilience. Woodland Foods Co-op focuses on forest-based cultivation of culinary and medicinal mushrooms, berries, perennial greens and herbs all layered amongst one another underneath an evergreen oak canopy. Every year we thin neglected oak woodlands to generate logs on which to grow mushrooms. The trimmings unfit for log-based cultivation are chipped and either used for wood chip based mushroom beds or turned into biochar, which is sold directly and also used to make potting mix for the on-site perennial plant nursery that propagates fruit and nut trees and perennial vegetables, berries and vines.

Project Description

Woodland Foods Co-op itself is a mutually supporting web of enterprises engaged in regenerative co-opetition (co-operative competition that improves people and planet) to establish, enhance and increase resilience in people, communities and ecosystems in San Luis Obispo, CA. Our call to action is to provide for our own needs today in a way that increases our ecosystem’s ability to meet the needs of our children in future years.


Woodland Foods Co-op - Beginnings

This is a brief walk through of the mushroom incubation, log processing and ultimate fruiting zones underneath the oaks at Crows End, home of the Woodland Foods Co-op.

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