The seminar cum workshop on”Mushroom Marvel: Nature’s Edible Artistry” organized by the Department of Botany and Department of Food Processing Technology in association with TMJ Foods held on the 21st of February 2024 at Arts Auditorium, STC. The event attracted a diverse audience eager to learn about the wonders of mushrooms. The collaborators, T. J. Thankachan and Shyji Thankachen spared no effort in ensuring that the event was informative, engaging, and enjoyable for all participants. The event commenced with an inaugural session, setting the tone for the day’s proceedings. The inaugural address was given by Rev. Sr. Vineetha, who spoke eloquently about the importance of sustainable food practices and the role of mushrooms in a healthy diet. Following Rev. Sr. Vineetha’s address, Dr. Alphonsa Vijaya Joseph delivered the principal address. Dr. Joseph, a renowned expert in the field of botany, highlighted her personal experience with Mushroom. Her insightful address provided attendees with a deeper understanding of the potential of mushrooms as a viable crop. The seminar and workshop that followed were equally engaging, with participants actively participating in the workshops and demonstrations. Participants from varied backgrounds (Trop members from Mulavukad Panjayath were also invited) learned about different types of mushrooms, the ideal growing conditions, and the various stages of mushroom growth. The presentation was followed by a hands-on workshop where attendees had the opportunity to cultivate their mushrooms under the expert guidance of seasoned cultivators. The exhibition showcasing mushroom varieties and products was also a big hit, allowing attendees to explore the many culinary possibilities of mushrooms. One of the highlights of the event was the exhibition showcasing a wide variety of mushrooms and mushroom-based products. From fresh mushrooms to mushroom-infused sauces and seasonings, the exhibition offered attendees a glimpse into the diverse culinary possibilities of mushrooms. Many attendees were impressed by the creativity and innovation on display, inspiring them to explore new ways of incorporating mushrooms into their diets. In conclusion, the event not only educated attendees about the benefits of mushrooms but also inspired them to incorporate this nutritious fungus into their diets. The event was conducted by strictly following green protocol.

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Published On: February 21st, 2024Categories: Botany Department Activities, Public News