The Shroomshop: Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners
This talk will be online. All participants will be sent course notes and links to purchase the needed materials in advance of the workshop. You will also be entitled to a Oyster mushroom spore syringe. We will send instructions how to receive this and the Zoom link to join with the confirmation email. Time Zone: London, UK: GMT+1
Mushrooms have been growing wild since prehistoric times. Their therapeutic value has been prized in indigenous cultures, for thousands of years. They play a critical role in medicinal practice and were noted in some of the first books on herbal medicine written thousands of years ago.
In the past few decades, mushrooms have become more popular for their therapeutic qualities in the west as a result of an expanding body of
scientific research supporting their numerous health benefits.
Come and learn the basics of mushroom cultivation, explore various techniques for growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms such as Oyster,
Reishi, Shiitake and many other strains of mushrooms.
This will be a hands on experience covering everything you need to know to get you started.
Zoom Room opens: 6:30pm (GMT+1)
Shroomshop start: 6:45pm
To avoid disruption to the event, latecomers may not be admitted.
What We Will Cover
- What are Mushrooms?
- How do Mushrooms grow?
- How do you grow Mushrooms at home?
- Mushroom Aftercare
- Where to get everything?
- Each participant will leave with a mushroom grow kit and access to online materials.
About Your Facilitator
Darren Springer is a keen mushroom grower and teacher, having taught over a thousand people in the last seven years how to grow their own edible mushrooms. He is Horticulture and Food Enterprise worker and tutor for and has translated his home growing experience into a commercial experiment. In this workshop Darren shares his practical tips and experience to help you successfully grow mushrooms at home.