The Shroomshop: DIY Mushroom Cultivation Workshop with Darren Le Baron

Sunday 7th April 2024
14:00 -
18:00

Darren Le Baron has been educating and growing mushrooms for a decade, welcoming well over 1000 budding horticulturists to his famous Shroomshop! This event will sell out, so grab your ticket now!

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 we will cover everything you need to know to get you started.

What you will learn…

  • 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 mushroom growing jar, handouts and a “How To Do It” video + ebook bundle.

Darren Le Baron is a grass-roots researcher and event organiser based in London, the Director of Ancient Future, the 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.

He has presented at the Breaking Convention in London, the Detroit Entheogenic Conference, Ozora in Hungary, Altered in Berlin and numerous consciousness gatherings around Europe, the U.S and Africa. Darren is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his research on African Entheogenic plants and their various applications on the continent and the diaspora. By day Darren is an Organic Horticulture and Food Enterprise tutor and teaches young people in east London. He’s also a keen mushroom grower and for the last seven years has been growing edible mushrooms and has translated his home growing experience into a commercial experiment.

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