The Medicinal Mushroom Symposium
The Science, Lore and Applications of Medicinal Mushrooms
Saturday July 28th 10-6pm at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary, AB
David Wolfe, Terry Willard, Blaine Andrusek, Robert Rogers, Malcolm Saunders, Yarrow Willard and more!
Join an eclectic array of world-renown & local experts exploring the realm of mushrooms and their unique & amazing medicinal properties.This is a special day where we will be journeying deep into the magic, mystery, folklore and science of Medicinal Mushrooms!
Perfect for the beginner and advanced students alike, there is something to be learned from every expert and every topic covered.
Featured lectures by:
David Wolfe on the incredible properties of Chaga – the ‘King of Mushrooms’, don’t miss what will be one of the most detailed and up-to-date lectures ever given on Chaga.
Dr. Terry Willard – Delving into scientific literature, incorporating the folklore, myths, and a little bit of magic, Dr.Willard will explain why mushrooms are some of the oldest and yes, wisest healers known to man. Expect some controversy and some mind-altering ideas.
Blaine Andrusek – Mushrooms Identification & Classification
The Canadian wilderness, city parks, and your own backyard, produce hundreds, even thousands of species of mushrooms. Many field guides are disorganized and poorly illustrated. Proper identification is a must! We will review some basic morphology, learn how to make spore ‘prints’ and view a slide presentation covering some of the more useful families.
Robert Rogers – author of “The Fungal Pharmacy – The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms & Lichens of North America”
Plus additional Special Workshop Sessions, exploring step by step approaches on how to:
• Grow a variety of medicinal and culinary mushrooms at home safely, efficiently & inexpensively.
• Custom design and craft your own mushroom medicine tea’s, tincture’s, elixir’s, chocolates & more.
AND special bonus feature on how to:
• Pickle & Ferment Mushrooms!
9:30am doors open
10am Event Starts
10 – 11:40 Terry Willard
11:40 – 15min Break
11:55 – 1:15 Blaine Andrusek
1:15 – 2:30pm Lunch break (bring your own lunch, get a mushroom-themed meal from the front or find something nearby)
2:30pm – 4:00pm Malcolm & Yarrow
4:00 – 4:30 Robert Rogers
4:30-5:00 – Break
5:00 – 7pm David Wolfe
7pm – Q&A with all speakers if time permits
This will be a unique, enriching & inspirational event – not to be missed.
Lots of fun, gifts, prizes, surprises & activities …like the medicinal mushroom tea tasting booth! – so bring your own mug.
Regular Price, if purchased on the day at the door $117
However, if you register early-
Special Early Bird pricing is only $97
The John Dutton Theatre
616 Macleod Trail Southeast Calgary
Parking and Theatre Access
Event is downtown at the John Dutton Theater at the Central Public Library which is located right on the C-Train line – please consider taking the train.
Access to theatre is via Plus 15′s as well as the stairs off Macleod Trail SE (616 Macleod Trail Southeast)
The best place to park for the day includes the Calgary Municipal Building Parkade (off 9th Ave. just east of 2nd St SE), Epcor Centre (off of 2nd St. SE at 9th Avenue) and the Telus Convention Centre (off of 1st Street SE, just south of 7th Avenue).
To Purchase Tickets:
Call, email or visit the Light Cellar
403 453 1343
6326 Bowness Rd NW
Tickets available at these locations:
The Light Cellar – 6326 Bowness Road NW
Sunnyside Market – 338 10 Street Northwest – Kensington
Journey of Health – 22 Midlake Blvd SE #518
Nurture Health and Wellness – 63 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Riva’s Eco Store - 1237 9th Avenue SE – Inglewood
Nutter’s Bulk and Natural Foods in Canmore
Blaine Andrusek ph (403) 276-1845