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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Written Compliments and Book Reviews for my Pieter — I

 It sure is nice to get some written compliments from former students and/or book reviews!
Despite all odds, you took pain to pen the guidance. Greatest Consultant, far greater in Humanity.
May GOD shower my Good deeds on you.
Both of us have no PAY MASTER
Very good Article in this Pandemic, I live by the rules which I learned at the Mushroom school CCO in Horst, Netherlands. It was the best school I ever visited, here it was where I learned not only about Mushrooms. But also how the environment where we live in works, including pests and diseases and how to deal with it.
Wanna thank you for the wise lesson you taught us there in Horst at the CCO. Also I can only recommend everybody to read your books. They are really great!
Pieter's reply: 
Thanks for your meaningful comment and indeed in whatever I've taught, I tried to do the very best to explain the matter and no–nonsense. Sure, I also am a strong believer in the natural antagonsim!
I've already read it, it's the best book in the world!!
Pieter's reply: 
Thank you! It often gets called the 'Mushroom Bible'...
Sir just now I get the copy of modern mushroom growing 2020 hope that this would be a great guide for my mushroom growing life. I will refer through this and making improvements in growing, if there is any doubts in this I will go through with you sir. 
Thank you for making this 'bundle of great experience'.
Thank you Amazon for this wonderful Bhagwad Geeta for mushroom growers
Dr Vedder is a world class mushroom grower and trainer. I was so happy to see that Amazon was able to get me this wonderful bible for mushroom growers,
Hi Mariette, I am Ravi Balraj, who was in Pond's India. We always remember your excellent training skills.
I still have my notebook where I had jotted down your valuable advices on mushroom growing. And clearing our doubts. Even to this day, those were the days I learnt the maximum on mushroom growing.
You have contributed much more than your books for the mushroom world.
We all reference your books for anything on mushroom growing & many growers will continue to do so.
You are the best teacher
I am to know that you got gift from Pond's India. Pieter, known for his practical knowledge and his wonder book, I possess.
Great love and regard for both of you.
May God bless both of you.
Please send photo of Pond's gift, I want to have a look.
My reply: In good daylight I will but we better first polish the silver...
Be patient!
Never be weak thinking that you be alone but always stick to thinking
That you alone are enough...!!
Congratulations sir.
Happy 94th birthday
Pieter Vedder sir Grand Father of mushrooms
Pieter's reply: Thank you and yes, being the Grandfather of Mushroom Growing sounds right...
I am such a big fan of yours sir that I cannot tell you.
Pieter's reply: 
Thank you and it is always good to hear that I've meant something to others. May our book still help many for making a living in mushrooms! Did it with all my heart and soul...
After Fred Atkins, Mr Vedder sir you took the mushroom industry to a greater height. 
Pieter's reply: 
Thank you and I owe a lot to Mr. Fred Atkins and I counted him among my very special friends: Fred Atkins' book Mushroom Growing To-Day helped Pieter Solve Yellow Mold & False Truffle Problem ←click link
This birthday message comes 
Deep from within my heart
For everything that you do
And all the wisdom you impart.
I'm ever so grateful
To have somebody like you
Who can educate me
As wonderfully as you do.
Happy birthday to you (2023)
Review on Good Reads:
★★★★★ Loved it, so much wealth of knowledge
Thanks for this profound book you wrote for us. It's a real enchiridion; I'll keep it with my treasure books so I can always have a quick view of questions, difficulties, or discussions. Thank you so much for the lessons which I could learn from you.
Thanks for the profound book you wrote. I'll use it as an enchiridion to skill up my knowledge. Thank you for all the lessons you taught me.
Pieter's reply:
That is the main reason why we wrote and self–published our book. To share our knowledge with others. Hoping you use our handbook often!
Hi Mr. Vedder, I would like to wish You a Merry Christmas, and thank you for all your knowledge, and sharing it by books, videos, audios, etc. 
I have been working since 2005 in mushrooms when I was at the university, and the only one book available was yours.
Since that time starting as an entrepeneur, until now as a mushroom farm owner, it has been so helpful as an engineer in mushroom production, communication with workers, organization, etc. all your help and your wife's too.
I really want to thank you for all development and knowledge in mushroom farm, for all of us, that learn everyday from you!!!
Merry Christmass!!!
Hello Mr. Vedder,
Once upon a time I had the privilege of being taught by you to become a good mushroom grower in the late 70's and early 80's. I have been working in this world for about 25 years. First 8 years as a manager of the tunnel company and then 15 years on my own mushroom farm.
So your knowledge transfer has really helped me. I would like to thank you for that and I look back on a nice period where you taught us the trade in a skillful and humorous way.
We spoke again at the Mushroom Days in Grubbenvorst after you went to the USA.
By chance I came across your name on the internet, hence this message.
Hope all is well with you?
From Limburg I greet you.
Former pupil Jan
As you say, not every farmer can invest huge capital on high–tech equipment. We need to help the farmer to have good yield with less money.
Pieter's reply:
That is so true, even nowadays and that's why I still explain the BASICS in our book! Also both of us have always done our consulting work, based on QUALITY which is market value, instead of just high yields...! A BIG mistake would be an incentive program for the managers (even consultants) based just on kilograms but not on quality, which translates into market value!
Looking forward to receiving the book I ordered.
Pieter's reply:
Hope you meanwhile received it. We were 5 days without Internet so I reply late...
Hello Mr. Vedder, I wanted to tell you that I was able to read the last book you wrote on mushroom cultivation, what a great work, every day I admire your work more.

If you scroll down on this blog, under labels: Mushroom Editorial Review you will find more posts with meaningful compliments!

As both of us always said:
It is not important what YOU say about YOURSELF — BUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT YOU...


Related links:
{Part XVI of Husband Pieter's Trip to East Asia - Taipei, Taiwan} | previous post by me with great complimentary letter at the end
1978 - P.J.C. Vedder's Modern Mushroom Growing Book Published in English | previous post by me and showing ALL LANGUAGES of Pieter's book!
1982 Sinden Award for Pieter at The Hotel Majestic, Harrogate, England | previous post by me about PRESTIGIOUS AWARD IN THE MUSHROOM INDUSTRY
SOME VIRUS FACTS AND QUESTIONS | previous post by me
Grateful to Friend Gil for Capturing Pieter's 93rd Birthday | previoius post by me about Pieter's 93rd B'day

30 comments:

  1. "It is not important what YOU say about YOURSELF — BUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT YOU..."
    That is so true.

    Thanks for sharing. Very impressive! God Bless you both.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Yes, it is true and humble also. So many are full of themselves and pretend to be someone... Let others figure that out!
      It is nice for looking back onto in the fall/winter of your life.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      It is a great summing up for a life spent in teaching...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Wow, Mariette, these compliments are of the highest caliber! Pieter has certainly blessed others through his work.
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Yes, Pieter gave his all and certainly has helped others in making a living by teaching from experience and practical approach.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Hello Mariette and Pieter, Rare praise indeed, and in generous amount, but all richly deserved. Thinking about it, it is rare that so much information about a field, combined with so much experience, has been concentrated in one book. For all the fields I research, I have to have shelves of books to examine, and even then I often don't find the information I am looking for. Pieter's (and certainly also Mariette's) achievement is all the more remarkable.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you and yes, Pieter knows the struggles of small mushroom growers with limited mechanisation and having done it all himself, he could explain the how and why to others in an understandable way. There was not much about the subject so in 1961 Pieter published his first Dutch book with his own photos. It got updated 5 times and then in different languages.
      It certainly is rewarding for looking back on such writings from people that appreciated his efforts!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. It feels good to be appreciated and Pieter received some lovely compliments

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yes, it sure feels good and Pieter received what he 'deserved'...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Esos escritos, es para sentirse orgulloso. Es el reconocimiento a su valía y además demuestran el cariño, que han puesto en sus palabras.
    Que tengas una buena semana.

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, muestra el valor de su enseñanza, y el afecto es lo más valioso.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  7. No doubt, Pieter deserves all the praising comments and reviews displayed in the above post.

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    1. Dearest Duta,
      Thank you and yes, he sure is entitled to them!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Your Pieter is amazing. As are YOU.

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  9. Liebe Mariette,
    es ist eine Glückseligkeit, dass Dein Pieter diese wertschätzenden Kommentare erhalten hat. Er hat es verdient!! Sie sind voller Hochachtung und Bewunderung. Ich bin schwer beeindruckt!!
    Liebe Grüße von Traudi.💗🤩

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    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Ja es sind herrliche Geschenke um zu lesen am Ende der Arbeit. Hochachtung und Bewunderung sind groß und es tut gut.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  10. Fortunately, the world recognizes the value of your Pieter. It's well deserved,
    xoxo

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    1. Dearest Cristina,
      Yes, there is lots of proof of his recognition!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Your contribution to the world is really immeasurable.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Thank you and yes, Pieter's impact over more than half a decade has been enormous.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Mariette, these are truly heartfelt compliments!
    Pieter's work has been a blessing to many.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Yes, they are heartfelt and sincere.
      Wonderful to have for looking back over a career with passion.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Dearest Mariette,
    I am so happy to read that you are managing some weight gain.
    Wishing you and Pieter all my very best for a Happy Thanksgiving.......suzi/smartcat

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Thank you and yes, I'm not giving up!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. I hovered each one of these, slowly so as to be sure to get the essence of each one. What wonderful praiser Pieter has gotten and it was sincere and very well deserved.

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    1. Dearest Katie Isabella,
      Yes, those praises are very special and valuable at the end of your career to look back onto.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Such wonderful tributes to an amazing writer, and sharing of his life's work. May the rich blessing of this book be gifted into the hands of those who will appreciate its worth! Blessings to you both :)

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    1. Dearest Marilyn,
      Yes, it sure is a treasure to have and read. We both aimed at helping many others all throughout the world. Thank you from both of us!

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