Published : 1st August 2022
By Nibras Taifur
Ayla Bioscience Acquires Mushroom Consulting.
Ayla Bioscience Inc. has aquired Mushroom Consulting LLC, a Nevada registered company that has been designing and building farms all over the world. Mushroom Consulting was started by Ayla’s CEO, Dr. John Holliday, to help startup mushroom farms and existing farms struggling to make a profit. Dr. John, as he is known in the mushroom industry, tells of all the struggles he went through when he first tried to get into the mushroom business. He couldn’t find anyone to give him guidance and advice, and found the available books were incomplete at best. That led him to many stumbles and falls, and it was only through stubborn perseverance that he slowly learned the tricks to successful mushroom cultivation. Dr. John’s saga started almost 50 years ago, and over the last half century, he has learned a lot. Or as he likes to say, he has made every mistake possible, gone down every dead end and found all the ways there are to lose money in the mushroom business. But each time he fell, he got back up, learned from his mistakes and went on. He has owned a number of mushroom farms, growing all the various types of mushrooms, from edible produce to psychedelics to medicinal mushrooms to commercial spawn production. His largest venture was when he founded Aloha Medicinals Inc in Maui back in the mid 1990’s. Aloha Medicinals became the largest producer of organic Medicinal Mushroom products in the world by the early 2000’s, a distinction it still holds today. Dr. John sold out his majority share of Aloha in 2016, with the intention of retiring. But as he says, retirement really didn't suit his personality. So he decided to start a consulting business to share his years of experience and help new farmers get started. That way they wouldn't have to make the same mistakes he made. This lead to him forming Mushroom Consulting LLC, which has grown into a multi-national company, running projects in around a dozen countries at any given time. With Ayla Bioscience’s acquisition of Mushroom Consulting, Ayla is able to bring this service to the world under the Ayla umbrella, with all the advantages and strengths an international company can bring to the table. Ayla is proud to welcome the Mushroom Consulting staff onboard, and expects big things to come of the cooperation between the two companies.