Green Grow needs your help to deliver ecopackaging

by Green Grow in Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st March 2019 we successfully raised £2,835 with 41 supporters in 56 days

Support our nature-based, local, circular solution for a plastic free future and get your Mushroom Vegan Meal Box as reward.

by Green Grow in Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom

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What is out project? 

We are Green Grow Co-operative, powered by Aurora

We are Scottish Highland-based company deploying high-tech, climate-controlled “Fungi Modular Growing System” in refurbished shipping containers, where we grow our mushrooms. 

We are rolling out our wares in Scotland. We are paving a way towards nature-based sustainable production models. 

We will be financing our upscaling with the sales of the Gourmet mushroom vegan meal box

Please help us by pre-ordering your Meal box and then share our project and your generous donation among your friends, in your social network. We need your help in going viral and raise enough funds to make the difference for the Planet. 

Growing more trees for Scotland!

With each order of our Gourmet Mushroom Meal Boxes, you will be helping us support a project to reforest native Scottish woodlands on a derelict land in Bishopton, Scotland, together with the Green Grow's woodland partner EADHA. You can help us to plant over 15,000 native aspen trees for Scotland, with a variety of shrubs, plants and all the biodiversity that will inhabit them.

More sustainable and plastic-free future for all.

By contributing to our fundraising, you will help finance the Green Grow Cooperative’s bio-technology for a plastic-free future: a research and development into marine-life friendly bio-packaging & eco-polystyrene alternatives using the mushroom root by-products that growers are left with after each harvest. We will be working hard to develop natural solutions for the waste challenges we are all facing.

Myco-Farming

A sliver of the growing myco-farming movement, the Green Grow “Fungi Modular Growing Systems” aim to cut the distance from farm to table, reduce food waste, and use sensors and renewable energy to perfect growing mushrooms.

We strive to empower urban and rural start-ups, local farmers, and communities to grow their own food by providing them with the technology and skills they need. We believe in encouraging local businesses to grow more diverse and better quality foods, with high skills, and innovative solutions.

What do we need to start? 

In order to swing into action, we need £60 000 to finance the new premises, bio-tech machineries and equipment needed to produce and deliver our first batch Meal Boxes and continue the research and development of fungi-based ecopackaging. Aye, that’s right… all food packaging and polystyrene replacements could soon be made of mushrooms, making them fully compostable and marine life friendly.

How are we going to achieve it?

In order to fundraise enough for this project, we are launching our first plant-based, cruelty-free product: 

The Scottish Gourmet Mushroom Meal Box! Donating to our project you will be rewarded with a box or more. 

In the box you will find 6 vegan, ‘ready-to-cook’ meals. You can arrange your box as you like. 

We will be in touch prior delivery in a few weeks to know how you want your box to be arranged. 

Our initial range of meals includes: mushroom risotto, mushroom polenta, mushroom lentil curry, vegan haggis, mushroom barley risotto, and mushroom cream soup. We use our Scottish-grown gourmet mushrooms together with delicious Italian produce: arborio rice, polenta, lentils, and spices, all sustainably produced by family-owned and organic-certified farms. 

The meals we have created are vegan and can all be cooked easily in about half an hour. 

What’s more, our packaging is fully compostable and certified in line with EU standards, meaning that they can go straight into your compost bin, going back to nourish our soils and helping grow more healthy food, with zero waste. Lastly, all this can be delivered right to your doorstep as a one-off or regularly with a subscription.

A circular economy model

Our business model is built on circular economy principles. In simple terms, waste and pollution are designed out of the production process, because we think it is best to keep products and materials in use for as long as possible. By doing this, it is possible to regenerate our natural systems. In Green Grow, we are using the ‘so-called’ bio-waste from food industry, like spent coffee grounds or brewery and distillery grains, along with innovative renewable and sustainable energy solutions, like wasted residual heat, to grow our mushrooms sustainably right here in Scotland.

In addition to mushrooms, the Green Grow “Fungi Modular Growing System” harvests data. The sensors inside each container measure and control temperature, carbon dioxide, and humidity. Some units have cameras that snap photos every few minutes. All that information is routed to a central nervous system and used to create fungi knowledge of temperature, humidity, light, and more that can be used to max out mushroom growth for different conditions and to replicate it at any of the Green Grow '“Fungi Modular Growing System”'.

So how can you get involved?

You can help us make this happen by donating to our project and be one of the first subscribers. Start 2019 by seeding the change! You can simply donate or choose a reward and receive one or more of the Scottish Gourmet Mushroom Boxes by March 2019. We really appreciate your help and feedback. 

Let’s create a more sustainable future for Scotland together! 

Feel very welcome to get in touch with us at:

hello@greengrowfoods.shop

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£35 or more

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£35 Reward #IWantYouToBeHappyDay 2 boxes you & ...

Special reward for the #IWantYouToBeHappyDay - 3rd of March 2019. 2 boxes limited edition reward! We want to make you and your folks happy! We will send you a Gourmet mushroom meal box and will post for you another box to a family member or a friend of your choice. Make them happy this week. Cheer us, yourself and your folks up! We will post the boxes rewards at the end of the campaign. Enjoy the #IWantYouToBeHappyDay from Green Grow!

£20 or more

One Scottish Gourmet Mushroom Meal Box

With this donation you will receive one of our first Scottish Gourmet Mushroom Meal Boxes with 3 different pouches of mushroom meals by the beginning of April 2019. The 3 different meals are: lentil curry, risotto, and polenta. Every pouch serves 2 healthy portions. From each Meal Box you purchase, we donate £3.42 to EADHA's Scottish woodlands restoring project.

£50 or more

Subscription to two Mushroom Meal Boxes

You will receive two of our Mushroom Meal Boxes (delivered two weeks apart) from the beginning of April 2019. Each Meal Box contains 3 different meal pouches: lentil curry, risotto, and polenta. Every pouch serves 2 healthy portions. From each Meal Box you purchase, we donate £3.42 to EADHA's Scottish woodlands restoring project.

£100 or more

Subscription to three Mushroom Meal Boxes

You will receive 3 Scottish Gourmet Mushroom Boxes, one every two weeks, right to your home starting from the beginning of April 2019. Each Meal Box contains of 3 different meal pouches: lentil curry, risotto, and polenta. On top of this, you will get a 10% discount off your next orders over the next 6 months. From each Meal Box you purchase, we donate £3.42 to EADHA's Scottish woodlands restoring project.

£500 or more

One year subscription to the Mushroom Meal Boxes

You will receive a fortnightly delivery of our Scottish Gourmet Mushroom Meal Box for a year right to your home starting from April 2019. Each Meal Box contains of 3 different meal pouches: lentil curry, risotto, and polenta. Every pouch serves 2 healthy portions. From each Meal Box you purchase, we donate £3.42 to EADHA's Scottish woodlands restoring project.


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