Learn how to grow mushrooms and make sustainable future for your family, community and livelihood

Remember those careless moments from your childhood when you were playing and not competing? When you weren’t hurrying but socializing and cooperating inside your small community? The worse thing that could happen to us is to disconnect from ourselves. From our beliefs, from our family and friends, our dreams and hopes.

If you’re exhausted working for someone else’s goals and dreams, if you feel that just earning money shouldn’t be the main motivation for your work, that beside the budget filling you also have to fill your soul, heart and mind and if you think that your nature is not in line with the way you live today, then we have the solution for a wonderful compromise!

On basis of our knowledge and 30 years of expertise, we designed the Course that’s giving you all you need to know about mushroom cultivation and how to tailor your business model according to your local resources to become successful mushroom producer. And that’s not all, you’ll learn from nature, make your own decisions and take responsibility for them.

How many hours a day you spend away from your closest ones? 8, 9, 10? That’s most of your time while you’re awake! The most valuable experience we can share with you is the freedom to organize your family and community members to be part of your business, as well as your everyday life.

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EDUCATED PARTICIPANTS
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DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
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SUCCESSFUL START-UPS

After 30 years of expertise, we educated over 70 people from more than 30 different countries. The result is over 30 mushroom cultivation businesses running on the foundation of knowledge transferred through Ekofungi School.

Here are the most successful ones, so feel free to shoot them an email with any questions you might have.

Mushroom cultivation is a way to reconnect with yourself, your loving ones and your environment, but it requires hard work as well.

We’re not going to tell you that it’s easy and that everything will be going smoothly, but all of the hard work, patience, research, suspense and doubt from some of your friends and family members is paid off at the end through, what we like to call it, fruits of independent entrepreneurship on basis of the Blue Economy! It is practically a way to make outputs from your local surroundings as a free inputs for your future business!

Here are the most important ones that we experienced and that you can expect if you start your mushroom production business:

If all of this sounds too good to be truth to you, have a look at some of our trainees impressions:

When we were starting Rotterzwam we had a lot of questions, questions that don’t get answered in a book or on the Internet. That’s why visited Ivanka at Sistem Ekofungi. During our visit she showed the low tech techniques she used, the low cost growing units and a revolutionary way of pasteurizing the substrate. Ivanka is both a scientist and an entrepreneur, a combination you rarely see. The combination of her 27 years of experience as an entrepreneur and the scientific part is very valuable resource of information. I can strongly recommend going to this traineeship.

SIEMEN COX, Roterzwam

Ivanka Milenkovic is such a source of inspiration!
Our new project in Northern Italy is powered by Ekofungi!
Ekofungi is very open and extremely professional.
Academic and practical instruction was very precious.
With Ekofungi you will have fun with special people while gathering precious information for concrete implementation.

 

 

STEFAN SMITH , ITALY

After five days with Ivanka and staff at Ekofungi, I went from being clueless about mushroom-growing to having a precise, practical plan of how to implement my project in Paris. It was a precious educational experience to have lectures on the basics of mushroom biology, to hear about various mushroom-growing case studies, to discuss feasibility and setup of my own project–including aspects of the business plan, and to observe Ekofungi’s production operations. Their combination of research and commercial production also helped me understand the wider context of international mushroom-growing. Last and not least, it was a pleasure to meet professionals who appreciate the value of active, international social networks!

 

JENNIFER KENDZIOR , TERRA CANDIDO, FRANC

With a big thank you, I dedicate this to our teacher Ivanka for all the “meraki” she has put throughout the years in her mushroom business. She definitely communicated her Mushroom Meraki on to us. We need it to survive and thrive. Meraki: To do something with soul, creativity or love, leaving a piece of yourself in to what you are doing.

CHRISTIANA GRARDIKIOTI , Mushroom Meraki

Ivanka acquainted me with all mushroom growing knowledge she has within a very short time frame. The learning journey has been eye-opening for a total new grower. The hands-on experiences give me a great base to explore the growing possibilities in Taiwan.

YIJEN LI , TAIWAN

I just returned from this course [March 2018]. It was a wonderful experience and gave me an excellent base and framework to begin working with mushrooms in production, education and restoration. The hosts and course leaders are generous with information and time and you will get to see a good bit of Belgrade and its surroundings also! Grateful for the opportunity.

CHRISTINE GRAZIANO, USA, PLANT FOR FIVE

It was a great experience. I started with no competence when I arrived and I came back home able to grow mushrooms in a very easy and sustainable way. The course gave to me the elements to understand if I can turn a passion in a job. In my case, it will remain a magic passion. So.. target reached! In addition to this, the instructors were all very kindly, lovely, welcoming and qualified. Thanks for all.

NICOLA MURARO , ITALY

If you’re serious about changing the way you live, we invite you to take our unique offer and we will show you that the only thing you need is the will to do it! You will have all the information and support to start your own business and change your life!

  • Learn how to grow mushrooms from local cellulose waste in your specific surroundings.

  • Learn how to set up the whole process from the production to the successful business strategy.

  • See our facilities and the complete production processes

  • Get practical help and experience

  • Grow your first mushrooms if you haven’t done it so far.

  • Meet great new people

  • See marvelous Belgrade

  • Have airport transfers, accommodation, meals and refreshments covered

All you have to do is to send us a copy of your ticket to Belgrade for the next course timeframe! This is enough for us to see that You’re serious about coming to Ekofungi School and from that moment on you have your seat booked!

You can pay us for the course upon your arrival, during or after the course! Whenever you’re convinced that we have the knowledge, experience and passion to transfer it all to you!

Our GOAL is not to grow our mushroom production business endlessly, but to involve as many new people as possible to do the same in their local communities!

Sign Up here and, for a start, we’ll send you a free copy of our Mushroom Cultivation Manual! As we said, you don’t need to pay anything yet 😉