Mushroom Ecology Workshop: Explore The Kingdom of Fungi

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Kerncliff Park

2198 Kerns Road

Burlington, ON L7P 1P8

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Discover the hidden world under your feet of fungal webs of mycelium, an interconnected web of life.

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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 recognitions 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.

What You Will Learn At This Workshop:

Here's what you will come away from this workshop with:

1. An understanding of the most commonly found wild mushrooms in the fall. Get fully prepared for the peak season in October.

2. How to grow your own mushroom medicine or buy them inexpensively from local suppliers or online.

3. How you can start ethically foraging wild mushrooms in a way that actually increases biodiversity and where you can do it safely and legally in Southern Ontario.

4. Learn a sensory immersion forest meditation practice based on Flow Psychology to help you ground yourself in your breath, the feeling in your body and fully tune into your immediate sensory experience.

5. Gain a better understanding of the human relationship with fungi and how they could be the missing link we need to create an ecological civilization.

Fungi is nature's organic recycling and detoxification system. Studying the living wisdom of fungi in the forest can help you lead both a healthier and more sustainable existence.

The workshop goes rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear good hiking shoes.

Learn more about Animist Ecology.

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Kerncliff Park

2198 Kerns Road

Burlington, ON L7P 1P8

Canada

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