Mushroom Ecology Workshop: Explore The Kingdom of Fungi

November 2, 2019

November 2, 2019


Kerncliff Park,2198 Kerns Rd, Burlington



Events Description


Discover the hidden world under your feet of fungal webs of mycelium, an interconnected web of life that gives this area the highest plant biodiversity in Canada.

Come explore the living presence around you by learning an embodied awareness practice and developing a better understanding of your interconnection with trees, plants, animals, birds, and fungi.

The busy modern mind is so filled with thought and abstractions that it’s important for our health to regularly unplug, breathe and tune our senses into the flow of natural elements in the forest.

At his Mushroom Ecology workshop, you will learn the story of the billion-year history of fungi and how mycelium is the crucial link that makes the miracle of life and terrestrial biodiversity possible.

Yet very little is known about them… they are one of nature’s enduring mysteries and now the science of mycology is unlocking how fungi can help us heal ourselves and restore our environment.

If you’re curious about mushrooms, you won’t want to miss this workshop.

You’ll learn how to start identifying and cataloging local mushrooms species so you can improve your pattern recognition skills.

The indigenous northern peoples of Canada, Europe, Russia, and Siberia have collected mushrooms in the fall for thousands of years to strengthen their bodies, balance their minds and boost their immune systems during the long, cold and dark days of winter.

This workshop will help you better adapt to your environment by exploring the scientific research into how medicinal mushrooms can increase energy and fortify the human immune system to thrive during Canada’s long, harsh winters.

We’ll cover important medicinal mushrooms that grow in our local Carolinian forests such as Turkey Tail, Oyster Mushrooms and Lion’s Mane, and their well-studied healing compounds that are adaptogenic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, immune-stimulatory, and mood-elevating.

To continue deepening your knowledge and understanding after this Mushroom Ecology workshop, you will get our 50-page Mushroom Ecology Guide that covers the major edible and medicinal mushrooms that are found throughout the forests of the North Hemisphere.

Come explore one of the most beautiful forests in Southern Ontario along the Niagara Escarpment in Burlington’s Kerncliff Park.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : $30

Tickets are $30 and include a 50-page visual guide for learning about medicinal mushrooms.

How to get tickets?

Buy online



Date: Saturday November 2, 2019

We meet at 10 a.m. for group introductions at the far end of the Kerncliff Parking lot then we go to the forest and return by 1 p.m.

Venue & Address

Kerncliff Park, 2198 Kerns Rd, Burlington, ON L7P 1P8

Wheelchair not accessible

Free Parking

Not accessible by Public Transport

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