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Myconaut: The Art & Science of Mushroom Cultivation with Dr Sam Gandy

February 3 @ 14:00 - 16:00

£25 – £45

Learn how to grow your own brain boosting Lion’s Mane mushrooms in this interactive workshop.

There is a growing recognition of the therapeutic and health-promoting potential of fungi. Yet mushroom powders, tinctures and capsules can be costly and have a high environmental footprint. Rather than needing to rely on buying supplements, did you know that you can easily grow your own fungi for consumption at home? Yielding a high-quality product for a fraction of the price!

Through a mixture of theory and practice, Dr Sam Gandy will lead you through the process of growing your own Lion’s Mane fungi. Suitable for beginners, low cost and requiring minimal equipment or expensive tools, this method has a very low environmental footprint and is well suited for people who lead busy lives or are tight on space.


While the methods taught in this workshop can apply to growing many different types of fungi, this session will focus on Lion’s Mane. Known to have a ton of health promoting properties, this mighty mushroom can:

  • Promote an increase in levels of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), a key molecule involved in plastic changes related to learning and memory
  • Reduce mild symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • May help repair nerve damage
  • Has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting abilities

Through this workshop, Sam will empower you to grow your own fungi by giving you the means of being self-sufficient in producing your own mycelium and fruiting bodies of whatever species you would like to grow! Using a simple approach that is highly effective and immensely rewarding.

Post-workshop, you will have access to a walkthrough guide and a variety of other resources to help you get growing!


  • Theory: Why do this, and what are the benefits of lion’s mane?
  • An introduction to simple liquid culture techniques
  • Preparing grain for inoculation
  • How to perform inoculation with liquid mycelium
  • Creation of one’s own culture jar lids and use of mycobags
  • Using a pressure cooker for sterilisation
  • A guided walkthrough using presentation and practical experience of the process from start to finish
  • Preparing mycelium grain for consumption with recommended recipes
  • ‘How to’ guides and support information which you can use post-session
  • There will also be time for Q&A


February 3
14:00 - 16:00
£25 – £45
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