Grow your own biodegradable flower pot from mushrooms!
09/08/2018 10:00 to 09/08/2018 12:30 (Europe/Brussels)
Also fed up of these plastic flower pots when gardening? Now you can grow your own biodegradable flower pots, which can be buried with your plant in the ground and upon biodegradation provide nutrients to the soil. During this hands-on workshop you learn to make these flower pots from mycelium materials.
Mycelium material, or material based on mushrooms, is one of the most promising new biomaterials. It’s light, strong and completely biodegradable. Moreover, the material is grown using wasted resources. The technique is already applied for producing isolation and packaging material, but now available for you to unleash your creativity.
This hands-on workshop is an introduction to grow your own flower pot with fungi. You will learn lab techniques, recipes and how to work with the material after the workshop for making new creative biodegradable objects.
During the workshop we will use molds to grow your flower pot. All the necessary materials for the workshop will be supplied, but participants can also take their own flower pot mold. Consult with teacher for size in advance.
No foreknowledge is required for this workshop. The workshop will be taught in English.
Niek D’Hondt of Glimps and ReaGent will be your workshop host. Glimps a is a design agency and cooperative in biofabrication and shares knowledge in the field of biomaterials. They help companies to valorise their waste streams or bring products to market, using biomaterial technologies. ReaGent is a shared work and meeting place for people with an interest in (bio) sciences, sustainability, education and technology. Together with Glimps and other organisations, they organise workshops in their lab or on location.
Duration: 2 hours, 10am-12.30pm
Location: l'Usine (Salle blanche), Rue de Doyenné 40, 1180 Brussels
Max. 15 participants
Info and questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Photo: Jasper Van Der Linden and Ellen Comhaire