Host @TheIzzyRock chats with David Sparks about his new business, Guided By Mushrooms. We discuss growing and providing mushrooms to local restaurants and charities. This podcast was recorded on location.

When David Sparks finished running a losing, but legendary grassroots campaign for State Representative in Ohio, he wanted to be able to go beyond the boundaries of politics and help make his community better, while building a local business that brings full spectrum radical mycology to Ohio and beyond.

 Beginning with a small grow tent in the winter of 2018, Guided By Mushrooms has grown into a thriving gourmet mushroom farm for local restaurants,  as well as offering medicinal mushrooms, mushroom landscaping and mycological remediation for its customers and clients. GBM recently began a partnership with the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions in Yellow Springs, Ohio to help remediate farmland decimated by years of corporate mono-agriculture.

 The goal of Guided By Mushrooms is to raise consciousness about the nutritional, health and environmental benefits of fungi in our diets and world, making this a better place to live in.

Guided by Mushrooms believes in helping our community. One of the ways we do this is by donating mushrooms to The House of Bread in Dayton, a kitchen that serves up 300+ free meals for people in need on a daily basis in our hometown of Dayton, Ohio.

 But we want to do more, and here’s how you can help.

 GBM has started a program in conjunction with The House of Bread, where you can sponsor mushrooms grown and donated to The House of Bread.

 Mushrooms for meals at HOB can be sponsored for $10 a lb, and are completely tax deductible. You will be provided with a receipt for your donation on a monthly basis from The House of Bread in your email box.

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