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Mushrooms are being utilized for food, medicines, fabrics, construction materials, dyes, solar batteries, and other purposes, and present an economic opportunity for northcoast counties. Mushroom production is well suited for small business and cottage industries in the rural north coast, and Mendocino in particular has a marketing advantage with Made in Mendocino carrying a cache from public awareness of the premium wineries, tourism, and long-standing quality cannabis production.

Conservation Works is developing a symposium to share possible uses and entrepreneurial opportunities using mushrooms raised in forests or farms.