Parents start mushroom farm to offer employment to people with disabilities

Mushroom Buddies began last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic under the auspices of the Employment for Persons with Intellectual Disability Co-operative. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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SINGAPORE - Nestled in two containers near the entrance of Sprout Hub - one of Singapore's largest urban farms - is a mushroom farm operated largely by people with intellectual disabilities.

Under the supervision of volunteers, seven workers take turns harvesting, trimming and packing pearl oyster mushrooms throughout the week, with each day yielding up to 7kg of produce.

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