Applied Mycology and Learning Lab

A not-for-profit organisation aimed at increasing community awareness about fungi and making scientific training, equipment and resources available to citizen mycologists.

We're based out of the BioQuisitive laboratory in Melbourne, Australia. We also try to hold events in different areas around Victoria.


Learn to grow mushrooms

We run regular mushroom cultivation workshops. These include 3 hour beginners workshops that focus on methods that don’t require expensive equipment or a science background. We also run more in-depth or specialist workshops, as well as workshops at community gardens.

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Mushroom forays and foraging

During mushroom season we run forays focussed on fungal ecology. We also have foraging workshops to learn to identify edible mushrooms.

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Education for citizen mycologists

We work closely with the BioQuisitive laboratory to provide scientific training and access to equipment for citizen mycologists. We run workshops on mycoremediation, microscopy, ecology, fungal genetics and more.

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Get involved!

We always welcome involvement from individuals or community organisations. To find out more about how to volunteer please contact us. We are also available to do educational events for schools and community groups.