Mushroom Consulting LLC is a company started six years ago by our CEO, Dr. John Holliday. Dr. John, as he is known in the industry, has been growing mushrooms since 1975 – 46 years of experience!
In 2016 he retired from his position of President and Director of Research for the world’s largest producer of Certified Organic Medicinal Mushrooms, Aloha Medicinals Inc. Rather than retire to a life of gardening and fishing, he decided to start a new chapter in life as a consultant, to share his knowledge about building mushroom farms and growing mushrooms.
So, gathering a team of his most experienced longtime associates, he started Mushroom Consulting LLC. In the six years since Mushroom Consulting first started advising clients, they have designed and built well over 100 farms in over 20 countries around the world. In April of 2022, Ayla Bioscience acquired Mushroom Consulting, and Dr. John agreed to come on-board Ayla as our President and CEO. But rather than give up the consulting business, Ayla and Dr. John decided to continue offering this valuable service to our clients. Mushroom Consulting has a dedicated and well experienced staff that handles everything from new farm design, to construction, to custom-built specialty equipment for mushroom farms. Mushroom Consulting also has a full training teaching staff that trains farm staff onsite in lab techniques and both Hot and Cold systems of farming. We also consult for existing farms to help them increase their yields and reduce the losses that effect their bottom line.
There are so many things that can go wrong in mushroom farming, especially when setting up a new farm. Whether you are growing edible mushrooms for the local produce market, or medicinal mushrooms for the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical trade, or you want the largest possible yield of magic mushrooms, we have already worked out all the details and done those things. We have made all the mistakes, worked through them, and found not only ways to get around the problems, but in many cases, we have designed special techniques or machines to reduce the labor and error rate while increasing yield. We advise on all the equipment you will need for your farm, how to size it properly, where to buy it cheaply, and what to avoid when shopping for supplies and equipment.
There are so many tricks of the trade and pieces of equipment for mushroom farming that can speed the process and reduce the labor required or the cost of growing, but most of these machines are not readily available on the market. And for certain, the tips and tricks we teach are not something you can pick up online! That is why Mushroom Consulting maintains their own design department and runs a complete machine shop and a fabrication shop, where they design and build custom mushroom farm machinery that reduces the labor required, and ultimately the cost of cultivating mushrooms.
At the end of the day, there is no substitute for experience. And with Mushroom Consulting’s help, it is like you have an old grey beard on your team. Someone who has already done it all, stumbled and fallen countless times, but always got back up stronger and smarter, and ultimately, succeeded. Advisors that know how to make your farm work, and work efficiently. For more information on our consulting services, and to get started today, please visit our Mushroom Consulting website here. If you would like to schedule a call with Dr. John or one of our staff, or to get a quotation on our consulting services, we have an online survey form you can fill out. Once we see what you have in mind for your project, we will get back to you promptly, usually within 24 hours.