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Damien Cooke

With an eclectic background in Organic Chemistry, Criminal Law, and Surgical Devices, Damien's true passion lies in Fungus… In ALL its forms. Far reaching hobbies such as competitive Homebrewing, and mushroom cultivation uniquely position him to discuss anything from medicinal mushroom use for transformation/focus/flow/creativity to self-catering your next dinner party with your own fermented beverages and mushrooms! ALL with the power of fungus baby!

The Fabulous Fungus Among Us: A magical journey from ancient homebrewed beverages to modern medicinal mushroom cultivation

A practical and fun lecture detailing the magical threads that connect yeast/beverage fermentation with mushroom cultivation. The lecture will conclude with some small tastings of homebrewed mead/beer if it is deemed appropriate.