CULTIVATE YOUR HEALTH, AND THE HEALTH OF THE FOREST TOO.
AKITIG gives health to the forests that have been abused by the forestry industry. We remove invading species of trees, and on them, we cultivate delicious organic shiitake mushrooms.
THE REALITY IS NOT VERY PRETTY
Half of Quebec territory is forest that has been over-exploited by the forestry industry. The natural tree species have been removed, trembling aspen has multiplied itself densely in the created free space, and is choking the forest eco-system.
THE SOLUTION IS DELICIOUS
In the removed invading trees, we plant a shiitake culture, that culture will feed itself from the log to produce organic mushrooms. We sell these fresh mushrooms, but also shiitaké logs so that everyone can grow this mushroom at home.
A MORE THAN POSITIVE ECOLOGICAL IMPACT
After 2 years of shiitake production, these semi-decomposed logs are shredded, and returned to the forest floor. The shiitake recycles these logs into rich and fertile soil that nourishes the natural regeneration.
OUR ECO ROBOT
We have invented a robot that pierces the logs, inserts a mushroom culture, and seals the holes with food grade wax, all very rapidly! With this robot, we are equipped to repair all of our forests, all the while growing thousands of tons of shiitake - to cultivate your health!