Workshop: grow your own Magic Mushrooms

Saturday September 20th, 16:00 to 18:00

Fungi will play a key role in the future. Also they are a lot of fun. We are hosting workshops to get to know these promising organisms. In our cleanroom you will learn the secrets about the magic mushroom cultivation, specifically, how germinate spores of Psilocybe cubensis in your own hand-made substrate.


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

The psilocybe cubensis is a mushroom that is relatively easy to grow. During this workshop, we will make a substrate for the mushrooms to grow on. This substrate will be infected with spores in our Cleanroom. The Cleanroom is a sterile space, that prevents other spores and bacteria to contaminate the substrate. Participants can take the infected substrate home, where it will turn into mycelium and eventually in mushrooms , after 2 to 4 weeks. You will receive a handout that explains exactly what to do with the substrate at home.

More information

This workshop will take place at Mediamatic Fabriek (VOC-Kade, 10, Amsterdam) on Saturday 20 september from 14:00 to 16:00. The workshop will be given in English. Tickets are €50, including your own Magic Mushroom substrate kit. For more information please contact Rosa Kieft.


This event is part of Bio-me, a 3-day symposium and festival that celebrates designing with organisms. By inviting artist, designers, engineers, architects, scientist, farmers, chefs and the public, Bio-me aims to create a shared knowledge environment and production space to investigate the social, technological and cultural implications and potential of Fungal and Bio-based materials through art, architecture and design. More info here.


Inflated Clean Room - Rob van der Burg is cooking the straw substrate for the 3D printed canal house.

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