GroCycle Urban Mushroom Farm was a unique and innovative urban agriculture project based in the city of Exeter (UK), that was operating between 2013 – 2017. In 2018 we moved our mushroom farm to a rural location near Totnes in Devon where we grow mushrooms for local sale, make mushroom kits and teach mushroom growing courses.
Check out this video all about urban mushroom farming where we discuss why growing mushrooms in cities make so much sense, tell you about how we ran our urban mushroom farm, and also discuss why the project came to an end:
Mushrooms In Urban Agriculture [& Why This Trend Is Growing]
The GroCycle urban mushroom farm was based on the 3rd floor of an unused office building right in the heart of Exeter.
We converted the space into a series of rooms for different stages of the growing process, and each week:
- hundreds of kilos of waste coffee grounds were collected from city cafes
- the coffee grounds were used as the substrate to grow delicious Oyster mushrooms
- the mushrooms were delivered to the best restaurants and food outlets in the South West of England
- the waste from our own growing cycle was turned into fertile compost
Video Of The Farm
This is a video we made about the farm back in 2015: