Shroomshop with Darren Springer

Mon 23 Mar 2020
18.30 - 21.30
£25.00 / £20.00 conc
New Wing
Somerset House

We regret that we have had to cancel this event. Bookers will receive a refund as soon as possible. If we are able to re-present this event in future, we will strive to do so.

An in depth workshop exploring various techniques used to grow mushrooms and the principles behind cultivating fungi.

Coinciding with our Mushrooms exhibition and the Edible Utopia project this workshop invites Participants to learn the fundamental principles of mushroom cultivation and explore various techniques for growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms such as Oyster, Reishi, Shiitake and many other varieties of fungi.

This is an in-depth workshop aimed at intrigued beginners covering a range of techniques, we are also running more introductory sessions at a lower cost.

Mushrooms have been growing wild since prehistoric times and 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. Our Edible Utopia mycologist in residence Darren Springer lead the workshop. A keen mushroom grower and teacher, for the last seven years he has been growing edible mushrooms. He is a Horticulture and Food Enterprise worker and tutor 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 and answer any questions on cultivation and This will be a hands-on experience and we will cover everything you need to know to get your own mini mushroom farm started.

This session is open to all, no previous experience or expertise necessary but is catered towards adults with an interest in mycology and mushroom growing. For a more introductory session see the other introductory events