September 16 – 17, 2017

Fall Mushroom Retreat

Fungi for food, health, cultivation and restoration

with John Michelotti

Go Mushroom Foraging!
Make Medicinal Mushroom Tinctures!
Grow your own Mushrooms!

This 2-day mushroom retreat will cover how Fungi can help people and regenerate the planet. We will immerse ourselves in identification, life cycle and ecology, medicinal properties & preparations, & mushroom cultivation.

Whether you are a beginner or expert mycologist there is much to learn about the world of Fungi. This retreat is relevant to teachers, wilderness educators, farmers, chefs, gardeners, homesteaders, hobbyists, DIY-ers or anyone excited to learn about fungi.

All participants will leave with:

• A deeper appreciation & understanding of fungi

• A self-made mushroom tincture

• A self-made oyster mushroom inoculation

• A self-made Wine-cap Stropharia mushroom inoculation


John Michelotti

John is the owner of Catskill Fungi whose mission is to empower people through Fungi via outdoor guided mushroom classes, cultivation courses, educational talks, private consultations, mushroom art, and mushroom health supplements which he makes from mushrooms he grows on his family farm in the Catskill Mountains.

Details & Pricing

Saturday, 9/16, 9 am to Sunday, 9/17, 12 pm
Program cost, including lodging and meals: $235
Commuter option, including meals: $180

Saturday Morning (arrive between 9 am and 9:45 am)
Introduction Circle
Mushroom Walk
Gathering & ID session

Saturday Afternoon
Healing with Mushrooms (Humans and the Earth)

Saturday Evening
Open Discussion: How we are Connected with Fungi
Fire/Jam/Drum circle (please bring instruments)

Sunday Morning
Breakfast at 8:30 am
Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Closing Circle: What have we learned and What will we do with what we've learned (ending by 11:30 am)