In a college class, we learned that mushrooms could grow entirely on spent coffee grounds... And after watching hours of how-to videos and turning our fraternity kitchen into a big science experiment, we eventually decided to give up our corporate job offers to instead become full-time urban mushroom farmers in Oakland, CA.
What started as curiosity about urban farming has turned into a passion to reconnect families back to food through our indoor gardening kits & simple ingredient organic cereals. We want to inspire a new generation to ask where their food comes from & that food should come from the kitchen, not a lab. And for us, that starts not just in the kitchen, but in the classroom & cafeteria.
Each one of our indoor gardening kits is part of the #GrowOneGiveOne
campaign – post a photo of your what you grew, and we’ll donate a gardening kit + curriculum to an elementary school classroom of your choice! Our cereals are also now helping feed millions of kids after becoming the first-ever organic cereal to be offered in US public schools
We hope you join us as we work to connect back to where our food comes from!
Alejandro, Nikhil, & the Back to the Roots family