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Workshop 4 5 6

The Secret Art of Growing Mushrooms

Learn how to make your own wood-based substrate on which to grow Shiitake mushrooms

There are several ways of making substrate (substrate is the growing environment for mushrooms). The three most common methods are with a compost-base, with a sawdust-or wood-chip based mixtures, and using straw. In this workshop we will make a sawdust substrate. You will take your substrate bag home after the workshop, where you can wait to see the mushrooms grow in the comfort of your own home.

What?

30 years ago the white button mushroom was the only mushroom you could find in the supermarket. A lot of things have changed in the meantime, but most people still only eat the white button mushrooms. Getting people to grow and consume all the varieties of mushrooms has been a slow process. This workshop is innovative and exciting because growing your own mushrooms is a new form of agricultural technology.

We begin the workshop by sterilising the sawdust in a pressure cooker to get rid of the existing mold and fungus spores that are often naturally present on the wood. After we cool down the wood chips we add agra-vermiculite, gypsum and water to make the substrate mixture. Every substance is weighed and measured properly before we mix them thoroughly together and add water to the mixture. Once the substrate is ready, we add the mushroom spawn (Shiitake) and put the finished mixture in special filter bags and seal them. Instructions on how to take care of your mushrooms once you've taken them home will be given during the workshop.

Information and cost

The workshop takes place at Mediamatic BANK on Saturday January 28 from 13:00 to 18:00. Participation costs € 35 and you can use this page to buy a ticket. For questions, please contact . Our workshop regulations are found by clicking this link.

Comments (5)

Mushroom workshop in Rotterdam?

Hallo lieve mensen,

hebben jullie info over soortgelijke workshops in Rotterdam? En zo nee, zijn jullie van plan soortgelijke workshops ook in bijvoorbeeld Rotterdam te geven? Ik zou er in ieder geval heel blij mee zijn.

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19 Jan 2012,13:24

Re: inschrijving

aryam8@hotmail.com:

Beste M. Figueroa,

Er zijn nog plekjes. Je kan een kaartje kopen voor de workshop door op de roze 'buy a ticket' knop te klikken. Volg de stapjes en dan komt alles in orde.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Deborah Meibergen

Hoi Deborah,
Graag wil ik de sawdust workshop willen volgen op as vrijdag 20.01.
Wil je meaub even bevestigen of er nog een plekje is ?
Alvast bedankt en groeten,
M. Figueroa

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13 Jan 2012,10:53

inschrijving

Hoi Deborah,
Graag wil ik de sawdust workshop willen volgen op as vrijdag 20.01.
Wil je meaub even bevestigen of er nog een plekje is ?
Alvast bedankt en groeten,
M. Figueroa

13 Jan 2012,10:42

Re: Wanneer weer?

Beste Malou,

We zijn van plan de komende maanden nog meer workshops te plannen, soms ook op zaterdagen. Hou de site of je inbox goed in de gaten!

Hartelijke groet,
Deborah

Malou ter Horst:
Hallo!
Ik heb interesse in de workshop, maar kan helaas niet deze Vrijdag. Is er nog een mogelijkheid?
Vriendelijke groet, Malou

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11 Jan 2012,12:54

Wanneer weer?

Hallo!

Ik heb interesse in de workshop, maar kan helaas niet deze Vrijdag. Is er nog een mogelijkheid?

Vriendelijke groet, Malou

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11 Jan 2012,12:50
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