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 both new and natural bio-materials. Are you an artist or designer looking to grow your own material? Don't hesitate to join our workshop!
What will you learn?
You will learn how to prepare straw as well as other substrates in order to let the mushrooms grow. You will also learn how to extract spawn from a fully grown mushroom so you can repeat the process at home. While in our self-constructed Bio Clean Lab, you will learn why and how we are working in order to provide the ideal conditions for the mycelium and mushrooms to develop.
What will you do?
The workshop is instructed by Ramon Bril and takes place at Mediamatic Biotoop. First we will pasteurize the substrate in order to prevent moulds and contaminant bacteria growing between our mushrooms. In the cleanroom we will inoculate the substrate with mushroom spawn. Meanwhile, Ramon will tell you everything about mushroom cultivation and its endless possibilities. At the end of the workshop you will be able take home your own growing bag. The mycelial network needs some time to colonize the substrate, after which you will have your very own cultivated oyster mushrooms.
Workshop: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms
Wednesday June 1, 19:00 - 21:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
We give discounts for students, artists and people working in the cultural field. The discount price is €25,00. We might contact you about your student card or other proof to show the discount applies to you.
Please note that this workshop is in English and we need a minimum of 6 participants.