Fremantle’s Own Mushroom Farm

mushroomRecycled coffee grounds are to be used to give rise to WA’s first urban mushroom farm.

Two friends, Ryan Creed and Julian Mitchell have hatched a plan to grow gourmet oyster mushrooms with moist coffee grounds, effectively diverting around 3 tonnes of coffee waster from landfill.

The 2 F-I-F-O mine workers managed to crowdfund the $30,000 they needed to initiate their plan, starting by cycling around Fremantle daily to collect waste and taking it to the commercial urban farm to mix with mushroom spores.

They are selling mushrooms back to local restaurants and many residents are growing mushrooms in their homes with their boxed home mushroom growing kits.