Both, my husband Pieter and I myself, have met thousands of mushroom people world wide.
At the Practical Mushroom Training College in Horst, The Netherlands we met thousands of students over the many years. Also short courses in German, English and in Dutch.
Pieter spoke at so many International Congresses and he did Seminars etc.
Both of us always have loved people, guess that is a MUST for doing such a job as we did; educating and training others for making a better living.
Mushroom Wife, by Joan Barton
September, 30 in 1988 during the MGA Conference in Cambridge, she wrote this message for both of us when I purchased her book.
She wrote about their second Farm Walk, in 1962...
In my previous post I did mention husband Pieter going to the U.K. in 1958 with his boss, Pieter Bels and many other times followed.
It actually was Dr. Jet Bels-Koning and her husband Pieter Bels... but that is not important.
Husband Pieter has been numerous times to the U.K. and he also went with his students there, after finishing their education at the Practical Mushroom Training College in Horst.
He either took his students to the U.K., to Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Belgium and Germany to a large mushroom farm.
Such Farm Visits always proved beneficial for both parties!
Exchanging experiences is a big win-win.
Mushroom Wife by Joan Barton is still available at Amazon, just click.
It sure is a great book, also contains recipes. Have to read it once again - provided I 'EVER' find the time...
Trying so hard to finish all the writings for husband Pieter to enjoy!
Praying that I will finish them in a timely manner, God willing.
Just came across this:
Slaugham Millennium Seating click link for source.
This gentleman, who meanwhile has passed away, did some research on the Barton mushroom farm, how it came about.
Hugh Barton was a demobbed airman during WWII and lived with his wife Joan in a war-time Nissen hut and set up trials for mushroom growing in another Nissen hut.
Their product was being sent to London restaurants for lucrative profits.
Husband Pieter has been to their Winterpick mushroom farm several times, in combination with MGA conferences and such.
HUGH JOSEPH BARTON - HORSHAM - MUSHROOM GROWER, born in February 1915...
JOAN MARY BARTON - HORSHAM - MUSHROOM GROWER born in May 1920...
Guess both are no longer alive but no doubt they have children and grandchildren alive!
Very fond memories, more so for husband Pieter since he knew them for decades.
Wish I still had a list of MGA members...
Thanks for your visit!
Husband Pieter's Fond Relationship with Mushroom Growers in the U.K. | previous post about Pieter's very first visit to a Mushroom Farm in England