We believe it’s time to transition towards a circular economy.

Our goal is to share knowledge that will lead us to a brighter future.

This 501(c)(3) non-profit was created to build and distribute open-source machines that recycle waste plastic into new products using 3D printing, robots that grow and prepare food while composting scraps, and to distribute the education for how to use those resources. By distributing both the machines that produce physical and food products from waste– and the education for how to use those machines–we hope to accelerate the advent of the circular economy.

Turning Waste into New Products

Support the Community with New Technologies

Create Programs for Sharing Knowledge

Research & Develop Circular Economy Systems

Latest News

This Earth Day, Mycelium and CASA of Madison County, two non-profits dedicated to improving livelihoods with sustainability and resilience, are partnering to showcase an automated garden plot for sustainably growing local food!

We invite you to join the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the CASA Vegetable Garden to exhibit Mycelium’s automated raised bed on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 10 am.

We have reached the end of the fundraising campaign and are now working on the next steps to progress into making this project into a reality.

Thank you from the bottom of our heart to everyone that contributed to this project!

Thanks so much to all of our supporters for helping us get off to such a strong start! You’ve inspired us to think even bigger about what we can accomplish next year. We’re setting a new “stretch goal” of $3,500 and are asking for your help in reaching it before December 15th. If we can manage to reach this new goal together, we will be able to take our FarmBot off the grid with solar panel, a battery, and high-quality soil with additional funds. (As of Dec 15th 2020, this fundraiser has concluded)

We are thrilled that our parent Non-profit Mycelium.NGO has been getting a lot of attention for their proposed robotic garden for CASA of Madison County. WHNT News 19 interviewed us and covered the story.

“A robotic garden will make food production hyper-efficient. It will reduce the time and manual labor required. We also think it will inspire youth to get into agriculture by using technology that is environmentally sustainable.”

We have also been featured on a robotics centric media blog, Ten15AM.

FarmBot Robotic Garden for the Community with CASA

We are working on building a robotic garden at Casa of Madison County at the Botanical Gardens in Huntsville, Alabama. The goal of this project is to create a fully automated plot for serving food to insecure communities by installing and operating a ROBOTIC FARM on the premise.

We are currently raising funds using SeedMoney to get the materials needed and help in fulfilling our project goal. All food grown by the automated raised bed will be donated to Huntsville’s aging and homebound households who are clients of CASA, many of whom are families of minorities. This fundraiser is only going until Dec 15th, so any help in donations or spreading awareness is appreciated! (As of Dec 15th 2020, this fundraiser has concluded)

Supporters

We are thankful for individuals and organizations that have supported us in our projects!

Special Thanks to Our "Iron" Tier Supporters

Our FarmBot project was supported in part by No Starch Press Foundation, an organization that offers financial support to STEM initiatives such as robotics clubs and research projects, and to promising software or product development projects conducted by public charity nonprofit corporations.

The No Starch Press Foundation is an IRS 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public non-profit corporation created to support and grow the collective knowledge and contributions of the worldwide coding community.

Alabama Beginning Farmer Program is supporting our food sustainability education efforts through SPORE, our outreach program.

The Alabama Beginning Farmers Project is funded by grants from the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (Awards 2015-04598 & 2018-02936). The overall project implementation plan involves collaboration with a wide range of institutions, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations for supporting beginning farmers statewide. In collaboration with others, they provide science-based information and consultation to beginning farmers, develops new educational resources, and sustains a statewide network of producers to strengthen the local food movement that is inclusive of low-resource farmers and military veterans.

Special Thanks to Our Partners

The fundraising platform for our FarmBot project was SeedMoney, who supported our crowdfunding campaign. Upon reaching our goal, they donated on top of our donors.

Mycelium has created the first fully automated plot on the community garden of CASA of Madison CountyAll food grown will be donated to Huntsville’s aging and low-income households who are clients of CASA.

CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) is a non-profit agency located in Huntsville, Alabama that provides services to individuals age 60 and older and to the homebound (wheelchair and bed bound) of all ages since 1979.

We have partnered with the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and their Invention to Innovation Center (i2c) on several projects.

As part of our pursuit towards accelerating the circular economy, we have built and donated a plastic shredder to a makerspace at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Now, students can recycle their waste plastic into 3D printing filament and create new items from wasted plastic bottles! Learn more about our UAH recycling hub on our projects page.

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) has supported our SPORE outreach program by allowing free classes for the public to be taught at their facilities.

In collaboration with HMCPL’s Cavalry Hill Branch, SPORE and Mycelium designed, raised money, and donated a 3D Printing cart that could be used by the librarians to provide 3D printing services to the local community.

Funding for the 3D printing cart donated to Cavalry Hill Library was supported in full by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, Inc. (TMMAL). To learn more information about our 3D Printing cart at Cavalry Hill Library, please visit our projects page.

Roleplay Retcon Podcast is a partner of Mycelium and SPORE that has supported us in spreading awareness of our goals on their show.

This podcast re-imagines famously disappointing movies by making them into tabletop RPG mini-campaigns injected with action, adventure, and comedy. You can listen to each series of Roleplay Retcon in any order, as long as you start at the beginning of that series!