Spirulina: A Superfood Workshop
Saturday April 1, 2017, at Sharondale Mushroom Farm in Cismont, VA, 9am-noon.
Join us for this hands-on activity filled workshop and learn to grow Spirulina for food and income. This workshop is a great primer to the craft of growing this superfood and setting up your own Spirulina micro-farm. Whether you want to grow in your apartment or diversify your farm, this introduction to growing, harvesting, monitoring, and eating your Spirulina culture will get you growing!
Facts about Spirulina:
- Spirulina is the biomass of the cyanobacterium (blue-green algae) Arthrospira.
- Spirulina is one of the easiest, most nutritious, and safest microalgae you can grow!
- Spirulina is high in protein content, contains all essential amino acids, many omega fatty acids, and is a great source of minerals and vitamins. It’s very easy to digest making it a perfect food source for peoples of all ages!
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations declared: “Spirulina is The Most Ideal Food of the 21st Century.”
Become a Microbial entrepreneur and provide Superfood to your community!
Take home expert knowledge and your own live Spirulina culture.
William Padilla-Brown is a Social Entrepreneur, Urban Shaman, Citizen Scientist, Poet, Mycologist, Amateur Phycologist, and a Certified Permaculture designer. He runs a non-profit in New Cumberland, PA called Community Compassion focused on Radical Sustainability. William also operates MycoSymbiotics, LLC, a small mycological research and mushroom production business. He educates children and adults on topics varying from mushroom and Spirulina cultivation and nutrition, to information technology and social justice in various workshops and programs around the U.S.