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Back to the Roots Aquaponics Kit

By Tawnya Manion | August 8, 2013

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The option of growing your own food just got easier and more exciting thanks to Back To The Roots’ AquaFarm. This self-cleaning aquaponic aquarium and garden makes it easy to grow a variety of greens, and keep a fish. You may know this company for their grow-it-yourself mushroom kits, but Back to the Roots’ at-home aquaponic sets bring indoor farming to a whole new approachable level.

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Back to the Roots Reveals How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms

By Allana Mortell | May 31, 2012

Back To The Roots Mushroom Kit

Back To The Roots Mushroom Kit

Sitting in a lecture hall at UC Berkley with semester of college left, students Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora were on the fast track to graduation, a bright future ahead of them in the corporate world of investment banking and consulting. During class, their professor mentioned how it was possible to grow mushrooms from old coffee grounds and suddenly : Boom!- an idea had sparked.

The thought of turning waste (hundreds of pounds of recycled coffee grounds) into food (delicious, home-grown oyster mushrooms) was extremely intriguing to Velez and Arora and within weeks, their idea was swiftly put into action in the kitchen of Alex’s fraternity house. After six months of trial and error, their attempt of creating mushrooms from recycled coffee grounds was a success. Read More

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