MycoSymbiotics is a whole systems design, education, and research facility powered by a mushroom farm. We’re currently based in Central Pennsylvania. We maintain cultures, spawn, and fruiting bodies of both wild foraged and commercial mushroom genetics. If your having issues with cultivation, We provide consultaions. If you’re interested in learning more about mushrooms, we offer courses on foraging, cultivation and extraction of mushrooms.
Our products are developed using ingredients that are carefully sourced and locally foraged, ensuring the highest quality and freshness. We prioritize using local resources to create unique and sustainable products. Our collection of mushroom products include tinctures, ceremonial cacaos, concentrates, electuaries, mushroom supplements, salts, seasonings, hot sauce, paw paw butter, lions mane nut butter, shiitake shea body butter, and more!
We cultivate a type of algae known as spirulina. Spirulina is a superfood rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Our spirulina is cultivated in glass using a method called "vertical container" cultivation. In our nutrient-rich solution, the spirulina is able to grow under carefully controlled conditions, with aeration and regular harvesting to promote healthy growth. Spirulina has a diverse range of applications, including use as a nutritional supplement, vegan protein source, aquaculture feed, bioremediation tool, natural food colorant, cosmetic ingredient, and biofuel source. With its high nutritional content and unique properties, spirulina has become a popular and sought-after ingredient in a wide variety of industries.
We focus on promoting sustainable and regenerative industries through permaculture. We offer courses and consultations to help individuals and organizations learn about and implement these practices. Our aim is to create a more environmentally conscious and resilient future. Permaculture is a philosophy and design system that seeks to create sustainable and regenerative ecosystems that mimic the patterns found in nature. It is a holistic approach to agriculture and living that aims to minimize waste, conserve resources, and work in harmony with the environment. Permaculture focuses on creating integrated systems of plants, animals, and structures that work together to produce food, fiber, and other resources in a way that is both ecologically sound and economically viable. It emphasizes the importance of observing and understanding natural ecosystems in order to design and manage human systems that are in harmony with the natural world. Our Permaculture Design Course follows the international formalized format of 72 hours of direct learning experience. Our course covers all the main subjects listed in the PDC course outline from The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, with an emphasis on design for different climates.
Founder and CEO of MycoSymbiotics, William Padilla-Brown is a Multidisciplinary Citizen Scientist practicing social science, mycology, phycology, molecular biology, and additive manufacturing. William founded MycoSymbiotics in 2015, and has since developed it into the innovative practical applied biological science business it is today. William holds permaculture design certificates acquired through Susquehanna Permaculture and NGOZI, and a certificate from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in algal culturing techniques. He has published the first English-language books on cultivating the cordyceps mushroom and regularly leads courses on their cultivation. William's research has been sponsored by several organizations and his work has been featured in multiple publications, including Fantastic Fungi and VICE. He also founded and manages MycoFest, an annual mushroom and arts festival, now on its tenth year!