Banana Block is a new living museum and events space set within a historic linen mill and inspired by the curious connections between Belfast and bananas. Peel the banana a little further and you’ll find a space for original ideas, creative learning and new connections. A space for celebrating eccentric histories and creating incredible futures.
What started off as an inquisitive experiment of trying to grow mushrooms at home has turned into a full-on urban mushroom farm all within the Living Museum of Banana Block. Terry, Judy, and the evergrowing Hearty Growers cultivating team now invite you to come and experience the weird and wonderful world of urban mushroom farming.
Expect a unique 'behind-the-scenes' experience where our growers would showcase various types of strains and varieties of fungi we cultivate, along with types of waste we are currently experimenting to grow mushrooms on, learn what we do with our waste (i.e spent mushroom substrate) and get a first-hand view of how circular, sustainable and innovative this whole urban mushroom farming model is.
It doesn't end there. You get to sample some funky fungi-based beverages (teas and beers*) and take home a bag of our complimentary mushroom spent (optional). And finally, an exclusive 10% discount at our Farm Shop to all ticket holders. At our Farm shop, we curate some amazing gourmet and medicinal mushroom products from Ireland and UK small producers.
***Kids Under 5 go free
Our Farm Tours & Tastings will include:
- A walk through our story.
- Introduction to the 5 stages of exotic mushroom cultivation.
- Mushroom Beverage Sampling. (Tea and Low Alcohol Beer*)
- A Complimentary bag of our finest mushroom compost.
- 10% Discount from our farm shop
Date & Time
May 14 - Sep 3, 2022