• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,589.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,789.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,629.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,289.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,446.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,130.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,814.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,225.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,065.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,905.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,741.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,545.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,545.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,545.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,525.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,850.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,385.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,285.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: October 16
Program ends: October 20
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $825 CAD (4 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Wild Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness

With Jim Gouin and David Sumerlin

October 16 - 20, 2024

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.

“The mushroom seminar with Paul Stamets and friends is an incredible way to see the forest and its functioning in a new light. As a professional Arborist and Forest Wanderer, I found the information not only useful and informative, but also inspiring on so many levels. I love Paul’s ability to enthusiastically weave in remarkable life philosophy into the identification and wonder of mushrooms and how they function in the forest and in world health! Would not hesitate to do it all over again!” – Gail Szostek, 2022 Participant

Special Guest Paul Stamets

Paul StametsD.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. His TED (2008) talk “How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World” has been rated in the top 10 of all TED talks, and viewed more than  8,000,000 times.

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Daily Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available at least 2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.


Jim Gouin
Jim Gouin is a mycologist from Olympia Washington where he lives and works for Fungi Perfecti. Passionate about all things fungi, he loves to spend time in the verdant forests for the Pacific Northwest collecting and identify all kinds of mushrooms. With a background in forestry and agriculture he brings…
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David Sumerlin
David Sumerlin has worked for Fungi Perfecti since 1984. He has been making mushroom extracts for the last 20 years and has been involved of all aspects of mushroom cultivation. David teaches many different mushroom workshops which include basic outdoor mushroom cultivation, mushroom tissue propagation as well as various mushroom…
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