Workshop: The Magic of Mushroom Growing

Learn about new Bio-Materials and how to grow Psilocybe Cubensis.

27 Mar 2015

Fungi will play a key role in the future. As source of great food, but more importantly as a source of new bio-materials. In this workshop we will teach you how to grow and cultivate the Psilocybe Cubensis. In our cleanroom you will learn the magic of mushroom growing and how to germinate spores on a home-made substrate. You will go home with a jar of mycelium and ample knowledge to take your first steps in the world of bio-design.


Workshop member taking a photo of magic mushrooms. - Mediamatic works with medicinal, edible and entheogenic mushrooms. Amy Claire Elizabeth Galbraith

Psilocybe Cubensis

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, following the famous PF Tek (Psilocybe Fanaticus Technique). 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.


Cooking the PF Tek substrate - Vermiculite and brown rice flour are mixed adding water until the mixture has the proper texture Antoni Gandia

Why we work with fungi

Fungi are organisms that have an enormous cultural potential that we are only just starting to discover. Some people even claim that they will save the world. For Mediamatic fungi are a source of new materials that can replace many synthetics in the 21st century. They play an important role in our food systems as well as having great symbolical value. That why we like to work with them on many levels.


Workshop: The Magic of Mushroom Growing
27 March, 16:00 - 19:00
Location: Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: €50,-. Buy your ticket here. *

There are only 10 spots available for this workshop so make sure you buy your ticket in time!