Mushroom farming in Chester County has a rich and storied history. It has played a vital part of the economy and community in this region for over a century. Despite its many benefits, it has proven to have an affect on the environment. Ultimately, our goal as a Conservation District is to work with the all mushroom farmers in reducing their impact on our natural resources. Some of the services we provide include the development and implementation of a Mushroom Farm Environmental Management Plan (MFEMP), assistance in applying for cost-share funding, technical support for installing Best Management Practices (BMPs), and an overall education about our relationship with the environment.