Grow your own magic mushrooms

Work in our Bio Industry Cleanlab

24 Jan 2014

The fruiting bodies of magic mushrooms have been illegal in Holland since 2007, however, the spores are not. During this workshop we will make a substrate for the mushrooms to grow on. In our mobile Clean Room we will infect the substrate with spores of the psilocybe cubensis. You take the substrate home, where it will turn into mycelium, and eventually into mushrooms, after 2 or 4 weeks. Don't hesitate, get your ticket(s) online.


Putting the straw substrate in bags - D.I.Y. Mushroom workshop Rosalie Peeperkorn


Mediamatic Bio Industry

This event is part of Mediamatic Bio Industry, a broad techno-cultural lab exploring the possibilities of fungal material and other bio-based materials for design, science and art. Scientist, artists, designers, architects, and the public, will together investigate how to make use of the promising characteristics of mycelium – the plastic of the 21st century.


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More information

This workshop will take place at Mediamatic Fabriek (VOC-Kade, 10, Amsterdam) on Friday January 24 from 19:00 to 21:30. The workshops can be given either in Dutch or in English, depending on the participants. Tickets are €50, including your own Magic Mushroom substrate. Tickets can be bought here. For more information please contact Deborah Meibergen.

Mediamatic Bio Industry is made possible by the DOEN foundation en the Mondriaan Fund.


Psilocybe cubensis on two brown rice flour cakes - Young specimens of P. cubensis Photograph made by Joshua Hutchins, found on Mushroom Palace's website.