Besides the fact they are delicious and nutritious, there is much more to discover about mushrooms and fungi. Here at Mediamatic we explore the use of fungi as a source of new natural bio-materials. If you are an artist or designer looking into growing your own material, don't hesitate and join our workshop!
What will you learn?
You will learn how to prepare straw but also about other substrates in order to let the mushrooms grow. You will learn how to extract spawn from a fully grown mushroom so you can repeat the process at home. You will learn why and how we are working in our self constructed cleanroom. And you will learn about the ideal conditions for the mycelium and mushrooms to develop.
What will you do?
The workshop is instructed by Maurizio Montalti and takes place at Mediamatic Biotoop. First we will pasteurize the substrate in order to prevent moulds and contaminant bacteria growing between our mushrooms. Then, in the cleanroom, we will inoculate the substrate with mushroom spawn. Meanwhile Maurizio will tell you everything about mushroom cultivation and its endless possibilities. Finally you take home your own growing bag. The mycelial network needs some time to colonize the substrate, after which it will start growing its fruits, your very own cultivated mushrooms.
Workshop: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms
Wednesday October 21. 19:00 - 21:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: €25, 00.
Please note that this workshop is in English.
If you have questions, or you want to book a private session for a group you can send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org