Commission Value £100,000
I acted as innovation manager as part of the SHROOM team. I develop the ecological & technological concept to integrated hyper-local mushroom production and distribution model in the City of Manchester.
The programme of works brought together a intransdisciplinary team to produce diverse and resilient ecological solutions for urban food production. SHROOM was Manchester’s first hyper-local mushroom production and distribution model. Launched in 2015 the Mushroom Farm aimed to supply local gourmet restaurants with fresh and dried organic shiitake mushrooms, going from farm to fork within 24 hours. The modular design of the farm aims to make use of un-used urban land, and when in full operation will up-cycle urban waste streams such as coffee grounds, sawdust and wood-chip.
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