Three Reasons Why Mushrooms Are The Next Big Thing In Urban Agriculture

The UN forecasts that nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050 so it’s clear we need to grow more food in our cities. No surprise then to see a boom in Urban Agriculture, with projects starting up in cities the world over.

Typically these use methods ranging from traditional raised beds to high tech, expensive aquaponics set ups.

There’s another solution out there and one that is about to take off: growing Oyster mushrooms on used coffee grounds. This method has 3 main advantages:

  1. Quick grow cycle (just 6 weeks!)
  2. High value crop
  3. Can be grown underground or in empty buildings

Why Grow On Coffee Grounds?

Normally, growing Oyster mushrooms requires expensive pastuerisation equipment to sterlise the straw, but growing on coffee is much easier as the brewing process pastuerises the grounds.

And there's no shortage of grounds! So, by making use of all this waste you can add to a supply of local healthy food.

Picture a world in 5 years from now where there’s a Urban Mushroom Farm in every city. That’s what we at GroCycle are working towards. If you want to find out more, sign up for more info about our online course below and pick up our free guide: 5 Benefits To Growing Mushrooms On Coffee

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5 Benefits Of Growing Mushrooms On Coffee Waste

After 5 years growing mushrooms on coffee waste, find out why we're so excited to be teaching people this amazing method

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What's The GroCycle Online Course All About?

  • 5 course modules to get you growing
  • Benefit from years of our experience
  • Online course format - accessible anywhere in the world
  • Media-rich: 60 images + 6 instructional videos
  • Forum to ask follow up questions

Learn From The Experts

We are a certified not for profit social enterprise and we're really inspired to be teaching this amazing concept. We’ve been successfully growing mushrooms on coffee waste since 2011.

Besides running the GroCycle Urban Mushroom Farm, we’ve taught hundreds of people how to grow mushrooms on coffee. In the last couple of years, people from all over the world have been in touch asking to learn this growing technique and we're really excited to be able to teach this method online.

There's loads to learn when you're starting out and it can be great to have a detailed step by step resource to learn from.

Come join us,

Adam & Eric