Back to the Roots Profiled for Grist

Back to the Roots Profiled for Grist

Jan 11

New Agtivists: Nikhil Arora and Alex Velez turn coffee grounds into fun fungi kits When two good-looking 23-year-olds give up careers in investment banking to grow mushrooms, oysters and shiitakes aren’t the first fungi one imagines. But Nikhil Arora and Alex Velez are on a different trip. Their business, Back to the Roots, turns coffee grounds into food, first as mushrooms they sold wholesale...

It Takes a City to Save a Farm

It Takes a City to Save a Farm

Nov 05

My piece for Edible San Francisco about How the Bay Area food and farming community helped Soul Food Farm recover from a devastating fire Around 1:30 a.m. on the night of September 3, ­engineer-turned-chicken farmer Eric Koefed awoke thirsty, then saw a terrifying orange glow through the windows. A couple hundred yards away, just past the creek behind the house, a wall of fire was devouring the...