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EAT YOUR WORDS: GROWING MUSHROOMS ON BOOKS
Bring an old book that will be eventually transformed into edible mushrooms. Learn how these beautiful living fungi (something neither plant nor animal) decompose organic material (even books). Lisa will take you through the process of growing grey/blue oyster mushrooms in recycled books and start you on your own mushroom growing journey. The workshop will see each participant inoculate a book with mushroom spawn to take away and nurture, eventually producing beautiful edible mushrooms at home.
DELIQUESCENCE DELIGHT: MAKING INK FROM MUSHROOMS
Lisa guides you through the process of turning Shaggy Inkcap mushrooms into ink and then invites you to use this ink for writing, drawing and/or painting inspired by fungi. In the process, find out how inkcap mushrooms emerge as whole fruiting bodies and then gradually ‘deliquesce’ or liquify into a black ink in the process of releasing their spores: a sort of ‘death into new life’ performance. You will take away with you the instructions for creating your own ink from mushrooms, a jar of ink and your own writing or drawing/painting.