Over 200 growers and gleaners attended The Great Local Lunch of Sustainable Living Festival last month. Hosted by Costa Georgiadis, the event connects farmers and local producers to food lovers, urban growers and the sustainable food industry.

The Great Local Lunch began with urban growers and gleaners being encouraged to register their harvest. Using a ‘crowd farming’ model, produce is grown or gleaned from gardens and local farms across Melbourne. The harvest occurred during the month of February in the lead up to the event.

The produce was transported to the GLL chefs, who designed a four-course menu and set about cooking up for over 200 guests. Life Cykel’s Oyster Mushrooms, grown on our Alphington farm, were part of this amazing lunch.

Ryan Creed, our co-founder, shared Life Cykel’s inspiring story about redefining food waste and the power of mushrooms. He spoke about growing mushrooms in urban spaces and creating meaningful jobs with Life Cykel’s new project: The National Mushroom Network.

Costa Georgiadis

Ryan Creed 

GLL chefs’ last touch on delicious lunch including Life Cykel’s Oyster Mushrooms

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