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Mushroom Workshop + Tour @ Tunnel Hill

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Date: Sunday 11 August 2024

Time: 10 am - 1pm; 2 pm - 5pm

Venue: Tunnel Hill Mushrooms, 2 Old Coach Road, Mt Rumney, 7170

Explore the fascinating transformation of an abandoned Tasmanian railway tunnel into a thriving hub for growing gourmet mushrooms. Tunnel Hill Mushrooms founder Dean will be joined by Tim from West Tamar Fungi to teach you about the production process from lab to tunnel and how to harvest mushrooms and prepare them for cooking. Then you’ll have a chance to mix your own straw mushroom logs to produce fresh mushrooms at home. As you hear about the epic history of the railway-tunnel-turned-mushroom-grow-room, you’ll also get the chance to pick and sample mushrooms, which Dean will grill up for you on his one-of-a-kind Train BBQ!

This is a truly unique experience and a rare opportunity to visit this incredible historic site. Plus, as a Beaker Street Festival special, the legends at Tunnel Hill are cultivating some glowing ghost fungi for us, which will be on display inside the tunnel for workshop attendees.

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More about Beaker Street Festival 
Beaker Street Festival is a week-long celebration of science and art in Lutruwita/Tasmania each August. Now in its eighth year, Beaker Street Festival promises a mix of wonder, flavour, and scientifically proven fun. The Festival invites adults from all walks of life to delve into today’s hottest topics with a packed program of science-infused entertainment and discussions, while experiencing the best of Tasmanian environments and culture. View the entire program at 

AUGUST 6-13 2024

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