About Us

Fungi Lovers Unite

Meghan and Tara met in 2014 during a Permaculture Design Course. They were instant friends and knew that someday they would work on something great together! In early 2016, Meghan was offered the opportunity to purchase equipment necessary to start a mushroom business.  Tara and Meghan then entered a partnership to pursue what is now Fungi Akuafo Inc.!

We would like to take this opportunity to respectfully acknowledge that we live and work in the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and that the City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Our Three Goals 

1)  To collaborate with others to contribute positively to our local food systems, ecosystems and people.

2) To make growing fungi more locally accessible by producing high quality spawn to be used by just about anyone, really.

3) To share our experiences and information to help demystify these amazing organisms.

 We would love for you to join us in incorporating the nutritional, medicinal and ecological roles of fungi into our communities and lives!

Meghan Vesey
Co-owner 

Meghan has been experimenting with various business ideas at her farm, Akesi Farms, and decided that mushrooms could play a great role in improving farm soil, creating diversity, and are a fantastic culinary delight!

Meghan’s science degree is being put to the test learning all the lab work required to propagate mushrooms. It’s yet another adventure on our path to becoming food producers and a local hub for fungi information.

Tara Stephens
Co-owner

Tara is a conservation biologist with a keen interest in permaculture, local food systems and community building. Although she works primarily with endangered wildlife, her deeper interests lie in building regenerative ecosystems at a variety of scales that include human beings.

Tara is intrigued by the ecological, medicinal and nutritional roles that fungi play and excited to collaborate with others to learn how to continue to integrate fungi into our food systems, ecosystems and lives.

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