Exhibition

Revealing of the MUSHROOM TREES
Overview
Sunday the 11th of November at the cosy Noorderparkkamer we presented the results of our so-called MUSHROOM TREES project.

Type of activity
Exhibition
Date of the activity


Location of the activity
Noorderparkkamer, Amsterdam North
Background
Early October we started building up our so-called MUSHROOM TREES. The MUSHROOM TREES is a project devised in close collaboration with De Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Groundcondition, who are the designers and producers behind the artwork, that aims to demonstrate the possibilities that lies within using clean urban waste materials for growing food. Concretely, the mushroom trees consists of 8 vertical tubes containing a mixture of mushroom spores, cooked card board, paper and coffee ground. During three weeks the mushroom trees have been exhibited at the Hyperion Lyceum, a new secondary school in Amsterdam Noord, where a group of school children has had the opportunity to experiment with and follow the growing process of different types of mushrooms grown on different kinds of waste materials.

Sunday the 11th of November we were finally ready to show the results to the public in the beautiful scenery of the Noorderparkkamer. Here we gave a presentation of the MUSHROOM TREES, where the visitors could experience a new way of growing mushrooms on urban waste materials such as coffee waste, paper and card board paper. It was a nice and sunny afternoon with many curious visitors wondering about this upcycling and innovating project. Our friends Bite Me, who recently opened up the PopUpLunchCafé at the Open Coöp, were also there creating new and tasty mushroom dishes. A lot of local residents from Amsterdam North showed up for the event and showed great enthusiasm for the activities taking place in the park. Settled in a really nice atmosphere at the Noorderpark we ended the day with a small outdoor party, live music, beer brewed from mushroom, roasting marshmallows and bread on sticks around the fire place and a children's workshops.

The MUSHROOM TREES is funded by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the Hyperion Lyceum and Coffee Company.

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