Urban Kulture strives to connect people around the world by sharing a love of mushrooms through education, self-sustainability and nutrition. We achieve this through interactive, hands-on workshops, informative online courses and products that will support and encourage the spawning of both your cultures and your imagination.
Aaron Boyer, the founder of Urban Kulture, began his mushroom tale in 2010, when he left his hometown of Perth in a van and began his extended travels across the country. A vegetarian and environmentalist, he sought to grow and connect with food in a meaningful way. After killing way too many lettuce plants, he stumbled upon experiments in the U.S. that included growing mushrooms from old coffee grounds.
He headed to his local café, scored a few buckets of used coffee grounds and continued his research to refine his techniques. With a bit of magic, he grew his first batch and was hooked. Over the next two years, he spent endless hours researching and started his first business, called "Eco-Friendly Fungi." He ended up supplying local restaurants and farmer's markets with freshly grown, local mushrooms.
Soon, he was selling spawn to other farmers, delivering 100 kilos of mushrooms a week to clients and even organized his first workshops.
"I realized the passion I had for sharing my knowledge, so I decided to focus Urban Kulture on that," he said. "I've been on the road for almost two years holding workshops throughout Australia, and I'll continue to do so until no one shows up."
Aaron now travels throughout Australia in his tiny home, known as "Fun Gus," while working on new online courses, private workshops and other offerings.