SHROOMSHOP- Mushroom Growing Workshop with Darren Springer

Feb 13, 2020 at 18:30 — 21:00 (GMT)
Organiser: Breaking Convention

Breaking Convention in collaboration with The University of Greenwich Psychedelic Society presents: 

Shroomshop- Mushroom Growing Workshop with Darren Springer

LOCATION: Room 002, Stephen Lawrence Building, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LS if you enter the campus from College Way, The Stephen Lawrence Building is located next to the Dreadnought building, it's the building adjacent to the road by the SU bar. The room is on the ground floor. 

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 covering everything you need to know to get you started.

What We Will 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 mushroom growing jar, handouts and a "How To Do It" video / eBook bundle.

About Your Facilitator

Darren Springer is a keen mushroom grower and teacher, having taught over a thousand people in the last seven years how to grow their own edible mushrooms. He is Horticulture and Food Enterprise worker and tutor for 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.

Ticket includes take home jar and access to online e-book. 

doors at 18:30 for a 19:00 start

Venue: The University of Greenwich, Room Stephen Lawrence 002. nearest stations: Cutty Sark and Greenwich, the room is fully accessible. 

The Greenwich campus is notoriously difficult to navigate so please leave yourself enough time to find the room, security guards at both entrances will be happy to point you in the right direction! 

Discounts for students/OAPS/low income/members of UoG psych Soc

We hope to see you there for some fungi fun! 


Breaking Convention is a registered charity. Our aim is to support and promote psychedelic research. We hold a biennial academic conference, host regular evening lectures, publish an edited collection of essays and award funds to up-and-coming researchers in the field. As a mainly volunteer-led organisation we are always grateful for any donations big or small that help us continue our work. We have added a 'donation' ticket which goes directly to us, this is entirely optional and we extend our deepest thanks to those who choose to donate so we can continue to expand the organisation and help psychedelic research become more feasible. More information on our mission as a charity can be found here:

We look forward to seeing you at our event! 

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