At MyCo Planet, we want to harness the amazing power of mushrooms to build a sustainable business that is technology and science driven. We believe this can be accomplished using mushrooms.
My name is Robin Moore. I’m a proud mother, a biologist by training, and the founder of MyCo Planet. I’ve always had a love for nature and the amazing diversity and symbiotic, self-sustaining ecosystems that exist on this planet.
I decided to start growing mushrooms as a way of creating food, providing education for my children, and be closer to nature as a time when we are all spending too much online. During this time, I fell in love with mushrooms and I learned how connected we all are to them. Did you know mushrooms are genetically closer to humans than plants? Much like us, mushrooms breath oxygen and exhale Co2.
The largest organism on the planet is a mushroom at over 2.4 miles across and that over 80% of the earth you walk on is actually covered in mycelium, the part of the fungus that lives underground. Mushrooms have been on this planet for nearly 800 million years helping to decompose waste material and provide nutritious soils and carbon dioxide for plants to grow. Placing growing mushrooms in the same space as plants have been shown to increase growth by up to 30%! On top of all this, mushrooms are an amazing superfood, they are used to treat many ailments with new research coming out all the time. They are used to create amazing, sustainable products like, packing materials, vegan leather and other biofabrics. Mushrooms are one of the most ecofriendly crop that can be cultivated. With mushrooms, the possibilities are endless.