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October 2006

This photo shows the mushroom production building at Picuris Pueblo. SCZ, under contract with the Pueblo, ordered three stainless steel lined railroad cars from a company in Albuquerque. The company punched doors, hallways, and windows and delivered them to the Pueblo. The Pueblo helped grade the ground and put in pilings for the railroad cars to rest on. Joined together they make one large building with a lab, processing center, bathroom, and four grow rooms. SCZ and the Pueblo are now putting in electricity, water, and sewer.

Photo on the right shows laboratory construction now in progress inside the new mushroom production building.

Mushroom production has been conducted temporarily in Lynda Taylor's garage with the good results shown in the photo at the left.

August 18, 2006

At the request of Senator Bingaman, SCZ gave a tour of our Santa Fe mushroom laboratory. Picuris Pueblo also gave a tour of our project's pilot program. The group was pleased with the plans for moving the pilot towards commercialization.

Lynda Taylor of SCZ took this photo of our Santa Fe mushroom laboratory. Left to right: Sally Rodgers, Environmental Liaison for NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. Melissa Zaksek, USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Cooperative and International Forestry, holding an oyster mushroom. Ignacio Peralta, US Forest Service CFRP Coordinator for Carson Forest. Christopher Moquino, Senator Bingaman's constituent services representative, holding an oyster mushroom. Will Fischer, SCZ biologist, holding petri dishes used to cultivate mushrooms.

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