The Shroomshop: Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners (Second phase tickets)

Jan 28 2018 11:00 - 16:00

The Melting Pot, (located on fourth floor), EH2 2PR Edinburgh

Brought to you by Darren Springer & The Psychedelic Society of Edinburgh.


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 using grain, coffee and straw. Explore these various techniques for growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms such as Oyster, Reishi and Shiitake mushrooms.

This will be a hands on experience we will cover everything you need to know to get you started.

What will we cover?...

What are Mushrooms?
How do Mushrooms grow?
How do you grow Mushrooms at home?
Mushroom Aftercare
How to make and use Spore Prints, Spawn & Spore Syringes
Where to get everything?

Each participant will leave with an inoculated oyster mushroom grow kit.


Darren Springer is a grass-roots researcher and event organiser based in London. He's the Director of Ancient Future, convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts. After setting up Ancient Future in 2006 -- a voluntary organisation -- he has continued to develop workshops and projects geared around creative arts, personal-development and African-Caribbean spiritual systems in his community.

Collectively his work aims to inform and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to cope with social challenges and contribute to community development as well as self-improvement in an innovative, creative, culturally-aware style. By day Darren teaches organic horticulture and food enterprise to young people and grows edible mushrooms.

Presenter and chair at the psychedelic conference 'Breaking Convention' London, the 'Detroit Entheogenic Conference' and numerous consciousness gatherings around the UK, Darren is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his research on African entheogenic plants and their various applications

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