Coffee grounds to grow

I came across a wonderful new organization, Back to the Roots this week. Back to the Roots is based on sustainability – they collect coffee grounds from local cafes and package the grounds with mushroom spawn (seeds) to sell to families, schools, community groups, etc to grow their very own food!

In 2011, the project was on par to collect and reuse 1 million pounds of coffee grounds. What a fantastic way to make use of existing materials to grow food for the planet. As they say, “sustainable is delicious.”

I’ll think twice about throwing out my coffee grounds.

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