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EXPERIENCE

 

The Mushroom Urban Farmer 

 
 

LOCATION

 
 

Lisbon, Portugal

MAIN THEMES

 

Sustainability, Entrepreneurship

LANGUAGES

 

English, Portuguese, French

PRICE

 
 

€845

 

MIN. DURATION

 

4 Weeks

STATUS

 
 
 
 
 

Available

 

DATES

 
 
 

Flexible

 

Join a Lisbon entrepreneur who recycles coffee waste into mushrooms and pioneers the circular economy movement in the city. 

 
 

THE ITINERARY

Live the life of a young Lisbon entrepreneur who runs an urban farm that promotes what's called 'circular economy' in the city. Powered by coffee waste. Few people know but a cup of coffee only contains 1% of the coffee's total biomass, the remaining 99% is considered waste. Still rich in nutrients, coffee grounds that are not used are an excellent substrate for producing delicious mushrooms.

4 Weeks

ACTIVITY

 

5 Days

PER WEEK

 

6 Hours

AVG. PER DAY

 

WEEK 1

 

Starting right away with the basic.

Get to know the founder, the team and the farm. Then, you'll start the activities right away! Begin with receiving and analyzing coffee waste and harvesting mushrooms everyday.

 

WEEK 2

 

You are already part of the team.

Get involved in brainstorming, gathering feedbacks and inputs with the team! Then, you'll assemble kits, prepare them for shipping and spend some time at the vegetable gardens and doing tours. From this point, you'll help delivering the products to clients!

 

WEEK 3

 

Learn all the science and the business.

Let's get technical! You'll learn the process of transferring incubated bags to fructification, store fertilizer, and prepare straw. At the end of the week, you'll help the team search for potential new clients.

 

WEEK 4

 

Maximize your time with the farm & team.

Recycle and repeat! This is the time for you to choose on what you want to focus on doing and what you'd want to learn from the team.

 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Harvesting mushrooms

Learn the whole production process of transforming coffee waste into delicious oyster mushrooms. 

 

Entrepreneurship

Shadow the day-to-day life of a startup CEO, learn more about the business and the circular economy.

 

Product packaging

Prepare the mushroom into a beautiful looking product that is ready to ship and sell to the end consumers.

 

Circular economy

Get involved in the farm's tour, educational programs, and real-time events that might take place. 

 

Marketing

Search for new clients and help the team deliver to restaurants all over the city from their urban farm.

 

WHERE YOU'LL IMMERSE

The Lisbon lifestyle

The Lisboetas know how to live! With 3,000 hours of sun, the coasts and the rise of the tech and creative scene, you have to live it to believe it.

 

The startup community

With ten years of Web Summit, amazing tech talents and the rise of entrepreneurs flocking into the city, Lisbon is Europe's newest capital of startups.  

 

The sustainable city

As the winner of the European Green Capital 2020, Lisbon enhances the quality of life of its citizens by prioritizing environmental sustainability.

 
 

Portuguese culture

The oldest nation in Europe, combined with its Atlantic coastline and islands result in a very traditional yet dynamic identity.

 

The agriculture industry

Agriculture is a Portuguese essence. One of the world's top exporters of tomatoes, wine corks and a thriving fish industry.

 
 
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WHERE YOU'LL BE

 

Lisbon

 
 

The World's New Capital of Cool 

 
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Activities

 

All materials, logistics from (the starting point), and activities listed in the itinerary are included.

 

Siliconbali insurance

Contact us if something doesn't go as planned. We'll try to get you a similar experience in the city.

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Limited liability insurance

This host covers the risk of injury to you during your entire activity in the farm.

Verified host

This host and itinerary has been verified by our team before for quality and safety.

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Certificate

Receive a completion certificate to boost your CV with the specific skills you'll learn.

 
 

Support

Get help from our support team in case you need it throughout your entire experience.

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Transportation

You are responsible to get to the starting point of the experience. Once you book it, your host will tell you the best way to get there.

 

Accommodation

You have the freedom to choose where you want to stay. Just let our team know if you need some help on finding one.

Visas & travel arrangements

Your own airfare to and from the destination, trip cancellation or any other travel insurance, and visas when applicable.

 
 

WHY IT MATTERS

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This experience contributes to the United Nations SDG

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

 
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Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

 
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Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

 
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Sustainable Cities and Economies

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

 
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Decent Work and Economic Growth

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

 
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Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

 
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Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

 

PRICE

 
 

€845

MIN. DURATION

 

4 Weeks

STATUS

 
 
 
 
 

Available

 

DATES

 
 
 

Flexible