Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop

Why medicinal mushrooms and what do they do? Are they even worth it? What’s hype and what’s science behind medicinal mushrooms? Learn how fungi can support balance in the body, mind and community.

Mushrooms have been used by humans from the beginning of time yet they still capture our attention and fascination. Even modern science has taken note. But what makes them so alluring?

Learn all about the uses and benefits of the popular cultivated fungi and others that you can find locally in the wild of Southern California. What is the science behind them and how effective are they?

We will discuss the health benefits of: reishi, cordyceps, turkey tail, maitake, lion’s mane, fly agaric, and psilocybe, and how they interact with our immune system and work to restore balance in our lives.

Each participant will take home a double extraction tincture we made in class, plus samples of different mushroom extract powders.

Medicinal mushroom based snacks and beverages will be provided.

Masks and social distancing required.

Jess Starwood is an author, herbalist, chef and mushroom hunter. She has a Master’s degree in Herbal Medicine and author of Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager’s Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi available August 2021. See more on instagram @jess.starwood or

March 27th, 2021
Thousand Oaks, CA (Exact location to be provided after registration)
$75 per person, includes materials, food and beverage

To Register:
$75 (includes materials fees) paid via VENMO @theforesttable (preferred) and please submit the form below:

No refunds one week prior to event. When full, waitlist will be available.

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