Early October we started building up our so-called MUSHROOM TREES.

The MUSHROOM TREES  is a project devised in close collaboration with De Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Groundcondition that aims to demonstrate the possibilities that lies within using clean urban waste materials for growing food. Concretely, the mushroom trees consists of 8 vertical tubes containing a mixture of mushroom spores, cooked card board, paper and coffee ground. Recently the mushroom trees have been exhibited at the Hyperion Lyceum, a new secondary school in Amsterdam Noord, where a group of school children has had the opportunity to experiment with and follow the growing process of different types of mushrooms grown on different kinds of waste materials.

Sunday the 11th of November at the cosy Noorderparkkamer we will present the results of the mushroom project and you are invited! Come see the mushroom trees and help us pick mushrooms grown on different types of clean waste from the city of Amsterdam. Together we will share knowledge about growing your own mushrooms and eat deliciously tasting mushrooms dishes prepared by guys from the PopUpLunchCafé named Bite Me. We’re looking forward to seeing you at Noorderparkkamer from 14:00 to 17:00.

The MUSHROOM TREES project is funded by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the Hyperion Lyceum and Coffee Company.

Posted on 30 October 2012 and filed under News