Two Day Mushrooms Hunting, Cultivation and Cooking Workshop organized by Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMN).
Botanical Sciences Division, Pakistan Museum of Natural History is purely engaged in the collection, identification, preservation, and education of lower and higher plants of Pakistan. Mushrooms occupy a fundamental position among the lower organisms on earth. In the past decades, mushrooms were ignored to grow in different areas of Pakistan. But, at nearby it is frequently grown in many areas of Pakistan, having natural high humidity and low temperature. These areas are suitable for growing white button, Oyster, highly medicinal Genodrma and Morchella mushrooms. Mushroom cultivation can be profitable as cottage industry in many parts of the country. The mushroom after harvest can be marketed as flesh, canned, dried or made into powder or as a soup. Drying and canning of mushroom is essential for market from one city to another or for export purpose. Profitable mushroom cultivation on large scale requires close attention, experience and skill. If it is developed as a cottage industry in villages and on business lines near towns and cities, the delicacy of this vegetable can become a common diet item in near future to provide cheap
source of proteins, vitamins and other nutrients.
Keeping in mind, the importance of mushrooms and the mandate of the organization, a two days workshop on Mushrooms: Hunting, Cultivation and Cooking at PMNH is planned.
Schedule of the workshop:
10-04- 2016: Mushrooms hunting specially Morchella (Gucchhi) from Ghora Gali
11-04- 2016: Practical workshop on mushrooms cultivation and cooking competition at PMNH
Collaborations for workshop:
Pakistan Museum of Natural History/Pakistan Science Foundation
Agri. Tourism Development of Pakistan
Agri. Education Pakistan
The Weekly Veterinary News and Views will coordinate in print and media.
Participants will be awarded “Participation Certificate”
Travelling from Islamabad or other city to Ghorra Galli (Motel PTCD/Punjab Forest School) on self bases.
Bring lunch or other food items from your home.
The organization will serve you mushroom food on the payment of Rs: 500/-
Bring your own some necessary equipment/boxes/khurpi/Knife/camera/ hand gloves etc. for fieldwork.
Schedule for Mushrooms: Hunting, Cultivation and Cooking Workshop at PMNH
Date Activity Time
10-04- 2016 How to Mushrooms Hunting especially
Morchella (Ghucchhi) from the Ghorra Galli area.
Resource persons from PMNH, Agri Tourism Development Corporation of Pakistan, and Agri Education Pakistan will guide participants
Full day activity
11-04- 2016 Mushroom cultivation practical session
Dr. Akhlaque Khan Kakar (Agri Tourism
Development of Pakistan)
Tariq Tanveer (Agri Tourism Development
Prof. Shaikh Iqbal (Hazara University
Dr. Kishwer Sultana (Retired Curator PMNH)
Dr. Muhammad Ismail (Pakistan Museum of
Dr. Khalid Mahmood Shouq (The Weekly
Veterinary News and Views)
09.00 am to 01.00 pm
Mushroom cooking competition (parallel
10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Recitation from Holy Quran
Introduction of event
Participants view about the workshop
Comments of Chief Guest Prof Dr.
Muhammad Asharaf (SI), Chairman
Lunch with Mushrooms
01.00 pm to 01.05 pm
01.05 pm to 01.10 pm
01.10 pm to 01.20 pm
01.20 pm to 01.30 pm
01.30 pm to 01.45 pm