The Intersection of the Visual and the Edible: A Workshop on How to Turn a Straw Sculpture into a Mushroom
Join artist/farmers Mei-ling Hom and David McClelland for an afternoon workshop at Grow Dat Youth Farm in City Park on how to create a woven straw sculpture and how to inoculate the sculpture with oyster mushroom spawn.
The spawn will grow through the straw and produce a crop of edible mushrooms while digesting the straw and creating a rich compost-like soil amendment. Oyster mushrooms have the amazing ability to eat long chain molecules like the cellulose in wood and straw, and they can even break the molecular links in oil rendering it less toxic to the environment. If that isn’t spectacular enough, oyster mushrooms are carnivorous hunters, capturing nematodes in microscopic lassos and digesting them -mighty feats for a mere fungus! Join us at any time from 1-6 pm for this hands-on workshop exploring the intersection of art and mycoculture.
Rain or shine!
Wednesday, April 10th 1-6pm
Grow Dat Youth Farm
150 Zachary Taylor Dr. in City Park (between Pan American Stadium and Marconi Blvd)