• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,027.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $1,907.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,647.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,198.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $2,958.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,718.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,599.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,479.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,359.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,235.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,127.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,127.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,127.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,127.00
  • Commuter – CAD $977.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on Oct 14
Ends with lunch on Oct 18

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $595

Package Price: $1,127 - $2,027 / 4 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Wild Mushrooms & the Mycology of Consciousness

With Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.)

October 14 - 18, 2020

Program is fully booked

This program might still run in person in 2020 with limited accommodation and take out meals. Find out more about our campus re-opening here.

Please contact Guest Services at 800-933-6339 or registration@hollyhock.ca for more details.

You may also find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Save the world, one mushroom at a time. Fungi, particularly mushrooms, offer powerful, practical solutions to enhance both human and ecosystem health.

Through lecture, discussion, and foraging:

  • Learn easy-to-grow cultivation methods using a hands-on approach.
  • Gain the skills to identify at least twenty-five species of mushroom, both wild and cultivated.
  • Delve into fungi’s historic and contemporary uses as food and medicine.
  • Learn the secrets of cooking and preserving these delectable treats, as well as how to process them into fibre.
  • Discuss the evolution of mushrooms in ecosystems and the crucial roles fungi play in destroying pollutants and up-channelling nutrients for the benefit of other organisms in the biosphere.

Special Cancellation Fee: due to the extreme popularity of Paul and his Hollyhock program, registrants who cancel after July 31, 2020 will forfeit their full deposit. This ensures that the large number of people on the waiting list have time to make appropriate travel arrangements if they’re accepted into the program.


Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.)
Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.), is the founder of Fungi Perfecti and Host Defense Organic Mushrooms, and has been a dedicated mycologist of 40+ years. He has written six books and pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and functional food mushroom cultivation. Two of his books, Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms and The Mushroom Cultivator have been heralded as the ‘bibles’ of the mushroom industry. His latest book, Mycelium Running, How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, has propelled to the world stage his vision of using mushrooms to help save ecosystems and improve population health. Paul has received numerous awards and honours for his…
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