Our Twenty Twenty Vision
By 2020 all major towns in Australia will join the National Mushroom Network and have an urban mushroom farm providing fresh gourmet oyster mushrooms grown from coffee waste and there will be more opportunities and locally grown food available for everyday Aussies. The National Mushroom Network offers packages for families and individuals who care about the environment and Circular Economy and want to take action today for as low as $59.00 per week*.
START AN URBAN MUSHROOM FARM IN YOUR BACKYARD, SCHOOL, BUSINESS OR COMMUNITY SPACE
Packages starting at $59.00/wk*
*over a 12 month period with no deposit required.
I first heard about Life Cykel and the National Mushroom Network in late 2018 on a podcast Ryan was part of. I’d done some experimental growing of mushrooms previously so I knew a bit about the process and science behind mushroom growing.
I fell in love with the model straight away, especially the whole concept of distributed food production. This coupled with the circular economic model resonated with me big time. I believe we should tread as lightly as possible on this planet, but we always have to eat, you cannot tread much lighter than growing your own food on waste material.
I've approached growing mushrooms as a hobby, I've been slowly ramping up production over the last six months and regularly producing a surplus on top of our family consumption. I've got a good barter arrangement going on with the local organic butcher for surplus stock. The next step for me is to link up with local shops and start marketing to the community. I've just set up Merridong Mushrooms named after the street I live in. My goal for the next is to become cost neutral where proceeds from sales cover the costs of production. It’s been great to be part of the National Mushroom Network, there’s a great online community for ideas exchange. Ryan and the team are also super supportive. I’ve also been getting into the supplements produced by Life Cykel, especially the Lions Mane that stuff really works.
- Tony, Merridong Mushrooms
Join the National Mushroom Network &
grow mushrooms for your community!
Be an active part of the circular economy
Become an urban farmer
Turn waste into food - be part of the solution
Pave your own path in the sustainability space
Be an independent freedom thinker
Support and help build your community
Localise and decentralise our food systems
Feed your family and friends healthy, homegrown and spray-free food