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Updated 7 March 2019
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Green neighbourhood café: From coffee to mushrooms

Photo: Vålerenga Bydelshus
  • Tuesday 26 March 2019
    19:00 - 21:30

  • Vålerenga community centre

  • Free

Photo: Vålerenga Bydelshus
Vålerenga community centre invites you to its neighbourhood café. This week you'll get practical insight into how to grow oyster mushrooms in leftover coffee grounds.

The course will be held by Siri Mittet, managing director of Gruten.

Oyster mushroom is a fantastic mushroom to eat, as well as having good effects on health and environment.


  • Short introduction to Gruten and the value of re-suing coffee grounds.
  • The method for growing oyster mushrooms.
  • All participants get to make their own set to continue growing at home.

Register for the course: Kirsten Paaby, paaby.kirsten@gmail.com, tlf: 909 74 788

Deadline: 12th March.

About the neighbourhood café

The neighbourhood cafés will be a combination of small inspiration talks, practical activities, and social get-togethers They will be based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals – can they be anchored locally?

The following topics have been set up for 2019:
• Repair and clothes swap
• From rubbish to musical instruments
• Vegetable fermentation
• Using leftovers and home composting

Vålerenga community centre, in cooperation with other organisations and groups, wants to "put Vålerenga on the map" and, as a neighbourhood, present its contribution to a green, sustainable city.

The community centre's 30-year history is part of a larger story about the importance of community action, local identity, and a sense of belonging. The centre has been run on a voluntary basis ever since it opened. It has provided a base for friendships and networks across generations and has become an arena for learning, getting to know people, and feeling a sense of belonging. These experiences will provide the basis for the operation of the neighbourhood cafés.

The centre has a large, friendly meeting hall on the ground floor where the neighbourhood cafés will be held.


Vålerenga bydelshus

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