Hanging mushroom farm

Growing fungus in unexpected places.

Liter of Light and Touching The Earth Lightly, two non-profits dedicated to finding design solutions for sustainable living and green technology, debuted their indoor stalactite mushroom farm recently at the 9th Shanghai Biennale. Part of a wider exhibition of a prototype for low-cost housing, the mushroom project aims to show how indoor spaces can be used productively – at least in the sense of growing edible plants – with the right amount of gumption and solar-powered plastic bottle lighting.