B Impact Report

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Back to the Roots, Inc.

Ready to Grow and Ready to Eat Products
Certified Since: June, 2012
Location: Oakland, California, United States
Sector: Wholesale/Retail

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Founded in 2009 by Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora as a 100% sustainable urban mushroom farm, Back to the Roots has since transformed into a unique company focused on bringing sustainable grow-at-home products into households across the country.

Back to the Roots wants to make food personal again, which means teaching the value of homegrown, fresh food. With the mushroom kit, anyone across the country can grow their own mushrooms on their kitchen counter and experience what it means to grow their own food. By using an urban waste stream to produce local, fresh food, the Mushroom Garden inspires people to think about where their food is coming from and what they can do with resources already in front of them!

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