We are very happy to announce that Henk van Gerwen has joined our team as a new Blogger. Henk has a broad and deep knowledge of the mushroom industry and will take us with him on his mushroom travels and will share his experiences.
Henk started his career in 1978 in Zeeland at a mushroom farm, a little town in the south of Holland, and worked his way up to management level and was offered to lead a new farm. He decided then to broaden his horizon and moved to New Zealand, but due to family circumstances he went back to the Netherlands and was quickly picked up by the Mushroom University. He worked there as a teacher, with a strong focus on short courses, for more than ten years and travelled a lot to Ireland and the UK.
The next step in his career was becoming an independent mushroom consultant and became part of AdVisie an consultancy service company in 2011. For 8 years he travelled the world and visited numerous of customers to provide them with mushroom advice and loved the troubleshooting aspect of this work. From this year, 2019 Henk has become a fully independent mushroom consultant and is working for his own customers mainly in Europe.
Next to all his mushroom activities, Henk and his wife Ans have their own company “Akkie’s Tuin”. Ans and Henk are beekeepers with a passion for bees, healthy eating and drinking. They grow fruits and herbs as well.
We are looking forward to his contribution to our platform and the mushroom industry by sharing his experience and knowledge!