Thanks to Marios Levi, Travis Askins, and Max Kennegott for leading a fantastic course on mushroom cultivation!

We learned the basics of mushrooms, and talked about spores, mycelium, fruiting bodies, and reproduction. We learned how to inoculate mushrooms on simple DIY media like coffee grounds.

We made spore prints out of the caps of mushrooms by placing them on colored paper and giving them about 20 minutes for the spores to fall onto the paper into a beautiful, living design.

And we learned how to culture mushrooms in the lab by growing them on a simple medium made out of Pringles chips. Yes, really!

After only 2 days of growth, we say mycelium starting for form! New mushrooms are on the way!