NÃM Urban Farm

An economic model inspired by the natural world

Open on days:

18/19

10:00 — 14:00

Rua Amorim 11

This is a unique opportunity to discover the inside story of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus sp.) production.

Small ideas can change the world.

NÃM Urban Farm is the first urban farm in Portugal to produce food from the waste of other industries, based on the principles of the circular economy. But this isn’t a vegetable farm. This is a place for mushrooms, which play a vital role in ecosystems everywhere by decomposing organic matter into inorganic matter and making it available for plants.

Locally available materials – in this case coffee dregs – are used to produce mushrooms for human consumption. Decomposition of the coffee dregs generates a quality fertiliser, which can be used for plant cultivation. It’s a replica of the naturally-occurring networks for transforming matter, right here in the centre of our city.


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