Workshop:

T - Growing Mushrooms

with Wouter Hassing

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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Wouter Hassing giving explanations during a Grow Your Own Fungi Workshop - 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.

Information

Workshop: Growing Mushrooms
(Day) (date)th of (Month), 00:00 - 00:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

Tickets: Full price €40,- | Student / Artist / Stadspas €28* (incl. €1 administration costs)

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option. For questions please e-mail workshop@mediamatic.nl.

Attendance limited to 12 people. We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.

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

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Mushroom growing out of a bag -

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Oyster mushroom growing on substrate -

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The Art of Growing Mushrooms - Here at Mediamatic we are interested in the cultural and artistic applications of this 'new' bio-material and invite you to start exploring it for yourself. Girls preparing their bags with substrate. Margherita Soldati

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Grow your own mushrooms - We will teach you how to start cultivating your own mushrooms. Fungi are the basis of many new material developments and novel food designs. But you can also just eat them.

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Grow your own oyster mushrooms - It is said that the mushroom, and especially Mycelium has the potential to replace all sorts of (harmful) materials like plastics and batteries. Here at Mediamatic we are interested in the cultural and artistic implications of this 'new' bio-material and conducted a workshop to explore the possibilities. During this introduction course we learned how to cultivate the Oyster Mushroom at home and by doing so gained a better understanding of the potential of this organism.

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Workshop in the Mediamatic clean room - Deze workshop heeft plaatsgevonden tijdens de Paddestoelen Paradijs tentoonstelling. Mensen hebben stap voor stap geleerd hoe ze zelf thuis paddestoelen kunnen kweken. Deze foto is genomen in de cleanroom, een speciale steriele ruimte waar de kans op besmetting met andere schimmels en bacteriën minimaal is. This event took place at the opening of the Paddestoelen Paradijs exhibition. This event took place at the opening of thePaddestoelen Paradijs exhibition. This event took place at the… Govert de Jong

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Oyster Mushrooms - Mushrooms coming out of the growing bag. Amy Claire Elizabeth Galbraith

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Grow Your Own Materials - A workshop participant learns how to use substrate to grow oyster mushrooms. Lisanne Groenewoud

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Young Grey Oyster Mushrooms - Young Grey Oysters at Paddestoelen Paradijs Grey oyster mushroom growing kit produced by Casa Foresta. Simone Schoutens

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Separating spawn - Separating the mushroom spores in the lab unit Separating the oyster mushroom spores in the Cleanroom during the Grow Your Own Oyster Mushroom workshop Separating the oyster mushroom spores in the Cleanroom during the Grow Your Own Oyster Mushroom workshop Ed Little

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Workshop on How to Grow your own material - The class, in the clean room, is preparing the bags with the substrate to cultivate their on materials.

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Workshop on Grow your own material. - Maurizio Montalti is preparing the substrate to grow materials on during the workshop.

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Wouter Hassing holding a bag of substrate and fungi -

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Wouter Hassing talking about mushroom cultivation at the Clean Lab - Chiara Barraco

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Wouter Hassing Talking About the Oyster Mushroom - Here at Mediamatic we are interested in the cultural and artistic applications of this 'new' bio-material and invite you to start exploring it for yourself. During this introduction course you will learn how to cultivate the Oyster Mushroom at home and take your first steps in the field of Bio-Design. Margherita Soldati

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Participants collecting the straw - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Sealing the bags - Sealing the bags Anisa Xhomaqi

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Wouter explaining the instructions - Giulia Menicucci

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Wouter explaining during the workshop fungi - Giulia Menicucci

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Working in the Clean Lab! - Here at Mediamatic we are interested in the cultural and artistic applications of this 'new' bio-material and invite you to start exploring it for yourself. The best step is to inoculate the substrate in the clean Lab. Margherita Soldati

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Fungi expert extraordinaire - Wouter Hassing has his own mushroom company in the North of Amsterdam. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Learn to prepare fungi substrate - Together with Wouter Hassing, participants of the workshop Grow your own fungi learned how to cultivate mushrooms at home. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Learning more about mushrooms - Together with Wouter Hassing you can learn how to cultivate mushrooms at home. A beginner workshop takes about 2 hours. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Wouter voegt het substraat toe tijdens Grow Your Own Fungi - Tijdens de paddestoelen workshops met paddestoelen expert Wouter Hassing leerden deelnemers hoe ze zelf Oesterzwammen konden groeien. Deze workshops zijn een introductie in het werken met bio-materialen en het kweken van paddestoelen en werden maandelijks gehouden in ons CleanLab.  Giulia Menicucci

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Workshoppers filling bags with substrate to grow fungi -

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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

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Taking home a bag filled with straw and oystermycelium - Happy participants of the Grow Your Own Oyster Mushroom Workshop.

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Filling a Bag to Take Home - Here at Mediamatic we are interested in the cultural and artistic applications of this 'new' bio-material and invite you to start exploring it for yourself. During this introduction course you will learn how to cultivate the Oyster Mushroom at home and take your first steps in the field of Bio-Design. Margherita Soldati