Growing Mushrooms

with Wouter Hassing

20 sep 2019

Would you like to know what it takes to grow your own mushrooms? During this workshop, fungi expert Wouter Hassing will teach you about the potential of mycelium and how to start mushroom cultivation. Go home with a bag of ready-to-sprout oyster mushrooms and starter knowledge on fungal strains, mycelium and production methods.

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Filling bags with straw and mycelium - Grow your own fungi workshop by Wouter Hassing at Mediamatic's Clean Lab. Anisa Xhomaqi

What you will do

The workshop will start with an informative session where Wouter introduces different growth media, substrates, cultivation methods and fungal strains, as well as the potential of mycelium. There will be enough time to ask any questions you might have about mushrooms. You will take home a bag of substrate to cultivate oyster mushrooms and with knowledge on how to extract spawn from fully grown mushroom.

Wouter Hassing

Wouter Hassing is a known expert in local mushroom cultivation. His company Mycophilia (in the Flevoland province) not only supplies local restaurants with Shiitake en Eryngii, but also serves as a platform for research and innovation. Wouter investigates low energy production methods and loves to find ways to make better use of mushrooms in the kitchen. During the workshop, he will gladly tell you about pulled pork from oyster mushrooms or shi-take ice cream.


Workshop: Growing Mushrooms
Friday 20th of September
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Full price €40,- | Student / Artist / Stadspas €28,- / (incl. €1,- administration fee)

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we will ask to verify. For questions, please send an email to

We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.

Please note that (unless everyone speaks Dutch) this workshop will be held in English.