How to Grow Mushrooms 101 Workshop

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Date(s) - Thursday, September 14, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Biotech Without Borders

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Learn the basics of DIY mushroom cultivation and go home with your own mushroom block. No experience needed.

This hands-on workshop will cover the essentials of mushroom cultivation. You will learn about mycelium, substrate, grain spawn, inoculation, fruiting, and harvesting. All necessary materials will be provided. We will be cultivating pink oyster mushrooms, a fast-propagating variety that thrives in the NYC climate and boasts an incredible appearance. Every participant will also have the opportunity to join our online grower community.

With each ticket you get

A grow bag of mushrooms that you will take home, so you can grow and eat your own mushrooms

Get a grow-at-home kit which includes

a live culture so you can grow more mushrooms at home

a guide on how to grow at home

Access to our private NYC-based mushroom growers’ community

A free awesome surprise mushroom gift

20% off the instructor’s next event

Meet the instructor

Spencer Zeke Depas (Zeke) is a guest instructor at Biotech Without Borders and a budding mycologist striving to establish a small mycology business in Brooklyn. He conducts educational workshops on mushroom cultivation. A self-taught developer and serial tech startup founder, Zeke is a passionate believer in self-education and education without large institutions. In the process of teaching himself mycology, he seems to have tumbled down a dragon hole. Zeke is a community builder and enjoys meaningful connections.

For a glimpse of his mushroom-related endeavors, you can follow him on TikTok. He is also prepared to offer a limited quantity of free or heavily discounted tickets for those in need. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email at

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