Tonight! Maker Talk with Nikhil and Alex from Back to the Roots

with Pitch Presentations from Ercol and Zady

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Tonight, come hear from Nikhil and Alex, one of 2012 Forbes 30 under 30, and founders of Back to the Roots. Hear all about how they got their start, their AquaFarm and mushroom kit, and where they are going next! Pitch Presenters include sustainable home and fashion company Zady and handmade furniture company Ercol—who will be bringing a chair giveaway for one lucky audience member. Come early, stay late, mingle with our fabulous presenters, and enjoy wine from Evolution. What could be better?

When: May 20. Doors open 6pm, Event begins 7pm
Where: Subculture, 45 Bleecker Street (right by the 6, B, D, F and M trains)
Attending: 170 tickets available

170 tickets available. If you do not make it onto the final guest list, please feel free to come and be placed on the standby list. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales are final. If the event sells out, sales will be locked.

About Nikhil and Alex

They were just a few months away from graduation at UC Berkeley when they first heard that you could grow gourmet mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into fresh, local food, they experimented in Alex' fraternity kitchen, ultimately growing one test bucket of oyster mushrooms. With that one bucket and incredible support from the community, they decided to forgo their investment banking and consulting offers. Instead they became full-time urban mushroom farmers and haven't looked back since!

Pitch Presentations by Zady and Ercol

About Maker Talks

Apartment Therapy Maker Talks are discussions and presentations with leading voices from the design and food communities. To stay up to date, join our mailing list, here.

About Evolution Wine

Our goal is to make a wine that appears simple - easy drinking, relaxing - but in reality is quite complex. Producing a proprietary blend like Evolution is a combination of art and science. Our winemaker, Russ Rosner, says, "In over twenty years of winemaking this is by far the hardest wine I've had to make. It's like mixing nine different colors of paint and trying to end up with a rainbow instead of a muddy brown."

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About Subculture

SubCulture is a new venue bringing eclectic yet accessible music and creative arts performances to the vibrant NoHo neighborhood. SubCulture is a place like no other in the city—a subterranean music-and-arts oasis hidden beneath the streets of New York.

(Image credits: Back to the Roots; Evolution )

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