We pooled together our mushroom growing problems and linked up with fellow mushroom grower, Oz from Rooting and Fruiting based in Todmorden.
Putting out a call for citizens to come and help us solve these problems, we invited Hayley from The Shed and Dave and Julian from Thingsmanchester help out at our hack with an amazing space and access to an open technology network.
As members of the PWC Social Entrepreneurs’ club, we were really fortunate to have Mark, from PWC join us to see what we do and meet and chat with the teams.
Everyone had a chance to make a bag of DIYmushrooms with our resident microbiologist, Paolo to get their heads and hands on the challenges. We had a diverse pool of talent with folks with backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, design, geography and science communication plus people with growing experience and the amazing Amy who is just super creative and spans every discipline going.
You can find the mushroom growing instructions online.
Took place at:
Manchester Science Festival
Sat 29 Oct 2016 The Shed, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD
11 – 18.00
Get involved with innovative mushroom growing. Join FarmLab to brainstorm and design open-source tools to help mushroom growers all over the world. No growing experience required – simply a creative, open mind. Lunch and refreshments provided.
21st July 2016