Totally Dublin : Published November 28, 2013 in Food & Drink Features
Words: Jocelyn Doyle // Image: http://cuttopieces.blogspot.ie/
Mushrooms are one of the best things about autumn. The woods start to smell deeply, darkly earthy, and the most beautifully-weird mushrooms start to spring up all over the place. This year, we’ve had such a mild season that the mushroom crop was enormous; one particularly adventurous lad even shot up in my front garden, fighting his way through layers of gravel.
Luckily for city-dwellers, mushroom season is no longer confined to the countryside. Dublin’s very own Urban Farm has been perched on top of the Chocolate Factory over on William Street since 2012; run by Andrew Douglas, this venture is designed to prove that growing your own vegetables is still possible in an urban setting. The previously-empty space has been transformed into a positive and productive environment, an inspiration to anyone thinking about getting into the grow-your-own movement.
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