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Grow Your Own Mushrooms With Coffee Grounds

Grow Your Own Mushrooms With Coffee Grounds

Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora’s Back to the Roots kits allow customers to grown their own oyster mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. Photo: Back to the Roots In 2009, Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora were in their last semester at UC Berkeley, preparing for careers in investment banking and consulting. Two months from graduation, they came across the idea of using recycled coffee grounds to grow gourmet mushrooms during a class lecture. After some experiments in Velez’s fraternity kitchen, they were able to grow one bucket of oyster mushrooms entirely on coffee grounds. With interest from Whole Foods and famed Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse , they decided to forgo the corporate career ladder and become full-time urban mushroom farmers, using a waste stream to produce fresh healthy food. READ: Green Ideas That Made Millions Their Oakland-based company, Back to the Ro...

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