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The Shroomshop: Cultivating Mushrooms

Mahara Holistic Lifestyle
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Have you always been fascinated about all the different types of fungi on the planet? Want to learn how to grow your very own mushrooms?

Ancient Future, Mahara Holistic Lfestyle and Summer of Love 3.0 present...

✨ The Shroomshop: Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners

Come and learn the basics of mushroom cultivation and explore various techniques for growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms such as Oyster, Reishi, Shiitake and many other strains of fungi.
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.

In this workshop, Darren Springer shares his practical tips and experience to help you successfully grow mushrooms at home. This will be a hands-on experience and we will cover everything you need to know to get you started.

So come and be a fungi and learn to grow your very own mushrooms!

✨ 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.

When: Sunday 29th April 2018
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Ticket Only Event:
- Earlybird Ticket 15 Euros
- General Ticket 20 Euros

✨ Buy Tickets here: https://maharashroomshop.brownpapertickets.com/

Darren Springer will lead the workshop. By day he teaches organic horticulture and food enterprise at Organiclea. He's a keen mushroom grower and teacher, for the last seven years he has been growing edible mushrooms and has translated his home growing experience into a commercial experiment.

✨ More about Darren
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.
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.