Welcome to TruffleGrowing.com, the learning and information sharing platform for the global truffle farming industry.
This website is essential reading for those considering entering the industry and also established growers wishing to learn more and keep themselves up to date with current research.
Our truffle growing courses are designed in a logical sequence so that participants may work through the complete learning at their own pace and established growers may select any stage relevant to their needs.
We also provide regular blog posts, research updates, industry video clips and articles of interest to growers.
Our global community platform allows growers from different regions, states and countries to converse, share their unique farming experiences and provide insights from their own learning.
To bring together all current information on truffle farming, making it easy to understand and accessible to all. To connect people involved in the industry globally, expressly for the sharing of truffle farming experiences in differing locations and environments. We believe that to continually advance the industry, the provision of education and sharing of information is essential.
Who’s Behind TruffleGrowing.com?
TruffleGrowing.com is a project developed by truffle farming consultant, trainer and grower Noel Fitzpatrick, a passionate advocate for continual learning in the industry. Noel has a particular focus on developing greater efficiency in truffle farming practice for more profitable outcomes.
In 2009 Noel was awarded an International Specialised Skills Fellowship, to spend time in Europe learning all aspects of truffle production with growers and mycologists. Noel continues to travel extensively, studying and observing truffle farming practices in different countries, keeping up to date with current industry research in the international network.
Noel’s full time focus is developing new farm projects for clients and co presenting regular grower’s forums and workshops. His practice currently has several new farms under development ranging from one to 100 acres.
Noel is a founding member and past Vice President of the Australian Truffle Growers Association. He is a regular columnist on truffle growing for the Australian Tree Crop magazine and often presents at conferences, festivals and truffle dinners. Noel’s own farm in Victoria Australia is used for industry training and truffle tourism activities.