Workshop: magic mushrooms

Get high on your own supply

23 Jan 2015

This workshop is sold out! The next one is 20 February

Fungi will play a key role in the future. Get high on your own supply and learn all about these promising organisms. In our cleanroom you will learn the secrets of the mushroom cultivation, and specifically, how to germinate spores of Psilocybe cubensis on a home-made substrate.


Harvesting mushrooms - Harvest of mushrooms Psylocybe cubensis "Panama" This brick of cubensis is overripe. Time to harvest! lukas pressler

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.


A ticket for the workshop costs €50,-. Buy your ticket here.
You will take home a jar with magic mushroom mycelium that you can grow at home. There are only 10 spots available for this workshop so make sure you buy your ticket in time! Not able to come? The next Magic Mushroom Workshop is february 20th.