Grow your own magic mushrooms

The 20.00 workshop is full. You can come to the 22.00 workshop, read more about this below

19 Nov 2011

During these workshops you will make your own magic mushroom growing kit and then you wait for the mushrooms to appear in the comfort of your own home. An expert will assist you and answer any questions you might have. Pick the time that suits you best and buy your tickets online (click the links at the bottom of this page).


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

Magic mushrooms

You can make the substrate for growing magic mushrooms at home with simple and affordable materials and equipment. In this workshop you'll learn how to infect your rice-flour based substrate mixture with the spores of the Psilocybe mushroom. At the end of the evening you'll take home a jar with the mixture. After approximately 2 to 4 weeks, the magic mushrooms will appear. After the workshop the trainer will give you a hand-out with all the information you need.

Isn't that illegal?

Nope! During (the very public) opening night you will learn how to prepare the rice flour based substrate, and inject it with the spores of magic mushrooms. It is the fruit body (the edible part of the mushroom) that's illegal; the spores aren't. The fruit bodies won't appear until weeks later, in the privacy of your own home.

More information

Workshop tickets are € 25, including the use of all the materials. Keep in mind: you'll probably be able to harvest mushrooms 2 or 3 times from this single mixture. The workshop duration is 1.5 hours, and starts at 20:00 and 22.00 hours. This workshop takes place in a cleanroom, which means you have to wear protective clothing (that we supply for you). If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Meibergen.

If you want to join the workshop

The workshop op 20.00 is sold-out. You can still join the 22.00 hour workshop. If you want that please come to Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 in Amsterdam and make sure to be there at 21.45 hours. You can pay with your debit card (pin) on the spot.