We want to help others grow in their relationships and understanding of mushrooms, and for some the act of collaborating with mushrooms for food, medicine, love, and learning is a crucial element in this pursuit. Some necessary supplies will be on hand but if you plan to use the lab please bring anything you might find useful or would like to share with others. This could include cultures you care about, petri dishes, syringes, spawn containers, or even equipment you’ve outgrown (pressure cookers, alcohol lamps, glove boxes, etc.). If you have it in abundance, please share the wealth!
We hope that this space will strengthen the community through shared knowledge, passion and resources. When we learn to live and work with fungi, they can open up new perspectives on the living world. If one fungus and one person form a new friendship in this space, it will have been a success. If you have anything you wish to add, please reach out before or during the Summit. There will be a facilitated hands-on cultivation demo after lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Friday’s demo topic: Culture work. Sterile and non-sterile approaches. Friday lab 7-10 PM: Open Lab. Culturing tools available. Saturday’s demo topic: Making and inoculating fruiting substrate. Sterilized and Pasteurized substrates. Saturday 7-10 PM: Open Lab. Culturing tools available. Culture/ skill / gear swap space! Sunday’s demo topic: Growing mushrooms inside and outside. Sunday after dinner: Weekend culture distributions, open lab.