With this intensive mushroom cultivation course we give you all the hands-on experience and knowledge you need to grow your own mushrooms successfully. Most importantly, we will help you understand the cultivation process, through practical examples from our own grow operation.
This unique course gives you the hands on experience to grow your own mushrooms for food and medicine and will get you started immediately.
Learn mushroom cultivation, medicine making, foraging, gardening with fungi and so much more. All while living in an intentional permaculture community that is located above the mystical Lake Atitlan. During the time of the course, you will be welcomed to live here as a community member and you will feel home and inspired with your new fungi family.
Get the hands-on experience and mentoring you need. Enjoy rich and diverse lectures and be amazed by the social and natural beauty around you.
We are looking forward to see you soon!
The course is happening in Fungi Academy, an intentional community fueled mushroom training center. Our mission is to empower conscious leadership through sharing the wisdom of mushrooms and community building.
During the time of the course, you will be welcomed to live here as a community member.
Along one of the most beautiful lakes in the world lies a little indigenous Mayan town called San Marcos la Laguna. We are a small hike up the hill away from distractions, but close enough to take a trip to town anytime.
P.S. Once you have finished this course it is possible to stay and live in the Fungi Academy as an Apprentice, Guest or Volunteer.
Laura Palmieri is a biologist, botanist, herbalist, gardener and permaculturist, with a lifetime working with plants, Lala was raised in a greenhouse, cultivating orchids, building living walls and aquaponic systems. She lived at Punta Mona for three years as an educational facilitator and mentor to apprentices and volunteers and is currently part of the Fungi Academy.
Alessandra has been traveling around Central America since January 2016, living and working on permaculture farms and intentional communities. The perfect symbiosis of community and applied natural science, she instantly fell in love with Fungi Academy last May. Her main focal points are laboratory work, mushroom fruiting, facilitating effective communication, writing, organizing volunteers and designing social structure.
For Oliver Fungi Academy is truly a labor of love. His professional background is in marketing, but has been a self-taught grower of mushrooms for the past 7 years around the world, from his home in Estonia to Australia, Guatemala, and the States. His interest in mushrooms began, like many young cultivators, with psilocybin mushrooms. Since then, his passion has expanded to include all kind of fungi and has developed into a full-blown mycophile.
Silvan is a graphic designer, mushroom educator and community leader.He learned professional cultivation of gourmet, medicinal and entheogenic mushrooms in the village of the famous curandera Maria Sabina in the Oaxacan mountains of Mexico. His connection to mushroom cultivation and fungiculture started in 2013 and it has been a fulfilling journey ever since. He ejected himself out of university to immerse himself more deeply into mycology, leading him to co-found Fungi Academy in 2016.
To save your spot, please pay a deposit of 200$US and bring the remaining amount with you in cash to the venue. Thank you 🙂
Say hello to Silvan!