Mushroom Alchemy: How To Grow Oyster Mushrooms From Household Waste

11apr6:00 pm9:00 pmMushroom Alchemy: How To Grow Oyster Mushrooms From Household WasteJoin our beginners mushroom cultivation workshop and learn everything that you need to know to grow oyster mushrooms from household waste. OrganiserRHYZEThe Forge, Viewforth Rd, Edinburgh, EH11 1AL6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWorkshop & TrainingThemeFood & Agriculture

Event Details

In this 3 hour introduction to mushroom cultivation workshop not only will you learn everything that you need to know to begin growing mushrooms in your own home, you will also come away with all of the materials that you need to get started.

In this workshop you will:

  • Discuss why mushrooms are uniquely suited to urban cultivation and regenerative food system
  • Learn about the life-cycle of mushroom and understand the needs of mushrooms and mycelium
  • Learn the basics of mushroom cultivation from spawn production to harvest
  • Explore different substrates, containers and fruiting spaces you could create from household waste
  • Inoculate your own cardboard spawn to take home
  • Inoculate your own bucket with sawdust, coffee grounds and mushroom spawn.

All participants will take home their own spawn burritos, inoculated buckets, skooshers, and a detailed workshop booklet with everything that you need to know to care for your mushrooms at home and continue your mushroom cultivation journey.

In addition, we’ll spend a bit of time giving everyone a short tour of our farm tour so you can get an idea of what a small-scale mushroom farm and lab look like.

How To Get Here:

🚗There is a parking lot behind the Edinburgh Print Makers off of Gilmore Park

🚶Walking – Enter at The Forge, Viewforth Rd, Edinburgh EH11 1AL

🚴Bike – Enter at The Forge, Viewforth Rd, Edinburgh EH11 1AL

🚌 Most Edinburgh buses stop at Bread Street, you can then walk along Fountainbridge to the Forge in around 12 minutes.

🚆Train – Arriving into Haymarket Train Station, you can walk 12 minutes via this route:

Arriving into Waverley Train Station, the 1 and the 34 bus will take you to Fountain Park bus stop.


Accessibility: the area around our farm is unpaved and can get quite muddy. We have a ramp into the workshop space – no stairs needed. There is a compost loo on site, but you do need to use stairs to access it. Accessible toilets can be found at Fountain Park – which is just around the corner but may take some time to get to depending on your access needs. We have a few options for quiet spaces if you need a chill out zone.

If you need an interpreter, carer, or support worker to come with you to attend the workshop you do not need to pay for two tickets, but please get in touch by email so we can ensure there’s space for everyone.

If you have any other questions about accessability please reach out at [email protected]



(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)