About us

Forest Fungi is a small, family run business, established in 2001, with the goal of encouraging more Australians to grow their own gourmet, organic mushrooms.

When we launched our business, there was no one in Australia teaching people how to grow gourmet mushrooms or supplying small scale growers with supplies and equipment. We love Mushrooms, from growing them to eating them, and we want to share our passion for growing mushrooms with others. That's why we teach people how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms, and why we sell supplies for the home to small scale commercial grower.

Forest Fungi have demystified mushroom growing for thousands of people, travelling and delivering courses throughout Australia. People have come from all around the world to attend our Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation courses, including: Papua New Guinea, Torres Strait Islands, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Uganda, India, China, America, Norway, Sweden, France, Chile, Italy, Columbia…the list goes on.

Will Borowski, Owner and Operator of Forest Fungi, is considered an Australian leader in the mycology field, featuring on River Cottage Australia and Gourmet Farmer - sharing different growing methods such as the bath tub and log cultivation. Will has also been interviewed on ABC radio Canberra and Hobart to discuss mushroom cultivation and wild mushroom foraging. Will has taught at permculture institutes such as Milkwood, teaching gourmet mushroom cultivation and spreading the knowledge on easy methods to grow personally or small scale commercially. 

Will is considered an innovator to the sector, experimenting with concepts, applying university  knowledge and study of chemistry, biology and environmental science to bring the natural world into organic cultivation techniques. 

Forest Fungi operates from the Fungi Farm in Woodbridge, Tasmania. The Fungi Farm is a small scale farm where people come and learn gourmet mushroom cultivation in a working small scale farm; which supplies leading restaurants and chefs such as Peter Gilmore at Quay restaurant and Analiese Gregory at Franklin in Tasmania. 

You can follow us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Forest.Fungi/ 

Please note, we are unable to identify your pictures of wild mushrooms. You may wish to contact the Australian National Botanic Gardens who undertake wild mushroom identification for the public. Just ask for Ranger Bruce or Dan - Will's favourite rangers when they all worked there together  as rangers and public educators.