TEDx Totnes

Adam Sayner & Eric Jong

Urban Mushroom Farmers
Adam Sayner & Eric Jong

Adam Sayner started his fascination with mushrooms whilst studying ecology at the University of Sussex. After graduating with a first class degree he started to grow mushrooms in the Totnes area for a living. Form this work sprang GroCycle CIC which pioneers growing mushrooms on coffee waste.

After finishing a Masters in Business and Finance in his native country the Netherlands Eric pursued a corporate career with two major energy companies. After working in London for nearly 7 years both him and his wife made a life changing decision, sold up and went travelling. Their path eventually led to Schumacher College and this is where Adam and Eric teamed up to run GroCycle.