BIOGRAPHY - DR. PETER GRAYSTONEDr. Peter Graystone
electrical and mechanical engineering training in England from 1951 to 1955, his B.Sc. in human Physiology in 1966 and his Ph.D. in neurophysiology in 1971 at the University of B.C. where he
did research and taught for 25 years in Medical Physiology, Obstetrics, Zoology and Rehabilitation Medicine.In 1986, as an associate professor, he took early retirement and established Richmond Speciality Mushroom Farms Ltd., a research and development company, of which he is the president.
In 1995 the operation was moved from Richmond to a larger site north of Aldergrove.In his
present capacity he
has combined his
engineering and biological training to develop a reliable computer controlled oyster mushroom growing system.A demonstration system is being operated at the site and the total sales from this system in 2000 were over $300,000 and are expected to reach $400,000 per year by the end of 2001.Further research is ongoing using this system to grow other mushrooms.
THE GROWING SYSTEM
The turnkey system was developed by Dr. Peter Graystone
over a period of eleven years at a cost of $1.8 million.