`Mycobazaar` is concept put up by MycTyson (one of the nicest folks in mycology). The idea and concept are simple and those of us who have experience in Open Source software, community building and other careers will recognize.
Rather than duplicate in total, this is what MycTyson says:
"Something a good friend once said to me stuck with me, “We are connected in ways we can’t see just like the mycelium under the dirt.” Personally, I feel a genuine connection to each and every mushroom grower, enthusiast or mycophile. As such, I genuinely want every person who either wants to, or already does, make their living from anything “mushroom” to be able to do so in a marketplace that is specifically designed to cater toward mushroom people. The world of mushroom lovers is broad, I hope to bring us all closer together by launching a marketplace for finding and selling mushroom growing supplies, tincture or supplements created with mushrooms, mushroom growing kits, or even mushroom memorabilia.
The Good Fight
I do not fear competition… I embrace it as it helps to challenge ones own levels of quality against others & creates a more self regulated market decreasing cost of entry to new enthusiasts and making the hobby more accessible to all. I hope to assist my brothers & sisters fighting (what I have always referred to as ‘the good fight’) to get their products into as many hands as possible. We are both directly & indirectly helping to colonize the planet. With this approach, more people are exposed to the collective wonders and benefits of mushrooms — whether through growing them or by simply being fascinated by their mysterious nature and heritage."
While we may prefer the term `myconaut` (we're making that happen) - we agree! Mycology, science and biology are not things meant to be locked away and held close to maintain a 'competitive edge'.
If, through selling, education, sharing and more, we can light the fire of discovery in a single person in any walk of life, then all of this has been worth it.
Come join us - learn, grow, explore - set up a shop, be a vendor. Join the Bazaar.