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6-Day Mushroom Cultivation Course

2017 LAKE ATITLAN, GUATEMALA

6-Day Mushroom Cultivation Course

2017 LAKE ATITLAN, GUATEMALA

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Be part of this amazing learning experience.

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Three key reasons to join this course:

(or what makes the Fungi Academy experience special)

Complete mushroom cultivation training

Master the whole process of mushroom growing. From the spore to picking your fresh mushrooms. You will learn and apply many proven indoor and outdoor techniques.

Understand the mushroom growth cycle and grow large amounts of quality mycelium spawn. Learn to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for food, for health or for profit.

  • Learn and apply proven mushroom cultivation methods. Indoor and outoor growing.
  • Incorporate fungi to your permaculture design. (Soil building, companion gardening, nutrition loop)
  • Live in a permaculture community and make authentic connections with likeminded people

"The Fungi Academy is an amazing collective of passionate souls that are working to change this world for the better, and they hold a very special place in my heart! Anyone that has the chance to visit or support these guys in any way, do it! Be a part of the global revolution!"

Celina Cacho

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Team up with mycelium to improve your permaculture skillset

Discover the various applications of fungi in permaculture:

  • build healthy soil
  • grow better yields
  • boost the immune system of your plants and bees
  • decompose organic waste
  • filter your graywater
  • boost water retention
  • prevent soil erosion

"Coming into this I didn't really know much about mushrooms, except that they are delicious. After a week in Fungi Academy, I really got my mind around the whole mushroom cultivation cycle. More so, I gained a sense of excitement to grow myself and how to help people get started growing their own mushrooms."

Mike Vair-Haley

Mushroom Course people

Make authentic connections

Additionally to a mushroom cultivation school you will be living in an intentional permaculture community. In the last year we hosted hundreds of different people from all over the world.

Fungi Academy is a hub for traveling permaculturists, musicans, mycologists, artists and many other amazing people. By spending 6 days together with everyone, away from distractions, you form relationships that last.

Mushroom Course Curriculum

Mushroom Course Curriculum

Day 1: Introduction

10am - 5pm

Theory:

  • Introduction into Mycology
  • Fungal Biology and their role in Nature
  • Introduction into Medicinal Mushroom
  • Mycophilosophie
  • Microscope Observations

Praxis:

  • Grain Preparation
  • Lab Preparation
  • Spore prints
  • Cardboard Cultures
Day 2: Applied Mycology

10am - 5pm

Theory:

  • Grow Strategies and Principles
  • Sterile Workflow in the Lab
  • How to prevent Contamination
  • Hydrogen Peroxide as an Ally

Praxis:

  • Working with Grain Part 1
  • Working with Agar Part 1
  • Working with Liquid Cultures Part 1
  • Starting personal MycoFoods and MycoDrinks
Day 3: Laboratory

10am - 5pm

Theory:

  • Guidelines: How to build your own Lab
  • Low and High Tech equipment
  • Shopping List and Lab Essentials

Praxis:

  • Working with Grain Part 2
  • Working with Agar Part 2
  • Working with Liquid Cultures Part 2
  • Working with Cardboard
Day 4: Mushrooms and Permaculture

10am - 5pm

Theory:

  • Mushrooms, Soil & Permaculture
  • Teaming with beneficial Fungi
  • Mushroom Medicine Theory
  • Substrate Pasteurization
  • Mushroom Fruiting

Praxis:

  • Making Traps for Wild Fungi
  • Pasteurizing Agricultural Waste
  • Making Grow Kits
  • Creating Potions and Tinctures
Day 5: Outdoor Cultivation and Gardening

10am - 5pm

Theory:

  • Fungal Composting
  • Companion Gardening with Mushrooms
  • Mycorrhizal Fungi

Praxis:

  • Working with Wood as Mushroom Substrate (Logs, Totems, Sawdust, Woodchips, etc.)
  • Companion Planting of Veggies and Outdoor Mushrooms
  • Gardening with beneficial Fungi
  • Spore Slurries from the wild and with commercial Products
Day 6: Mycoremediation 

10am - open end

Theory:

  • Introduction into Mycoremediation
  • Introduction into Mycofiltration

Praxis:

  • Building a Mycofilter Prototype
  • Cleaning contaminated Soil Mushrooms
  • Open Lab Teamwork
  • Final Exam and Feedback Circle
  • Graduation Day Cacao Ceremony and Fire Celebration
Day 7: BONUS! Free Day

Whole day & night

Here are a few ideas of things to do:

  • Rest and enjoy your day before your departure
  • Free use of our lab
  • Explore local villages on a boat
  • Go visit local chocolate factory
  • Take a yoga class
  • Participate in a kiritan or extatic dance
  • Visit the local nature reserve in town center
  • Take part of a workshop (many different kind)

NB. It is possible to extend your stay at the Fungi Academy after you have finished your course.  This is a great way to get extra experience and learn about community building.

Lake Atitlan

Enjoy Guatemala and the mystical Lake Atitlan

The course is happening in Fungi Academy, a community fueled fungiculture and permaculture collective. Our mission of spreading the mushroom knowledge and empowering people to grow their own mushrooms. During the time of the course you will be welcomed to live here as community member.

Fungi Academy is located in Guatemala. Next to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world lies a little indigenous town called San Marcos la Laguna. Meet us here.

Tickets & Registration

Tickets & Registration

This is an intensive, live on site course


  • 6 Days of full immersion mushroom training
  • 3 Delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • Dormitory or camping included
  • Full accsess to use our laboratory and equipment
  • Choose 5 different mushroom cultures, from our culture bank to take home
  • Graduation day cacao ceremony and celebration
  • Free extra day in Fungi Academy. Rest or explore the surroundings of Lake Atitlan


We will call you on a time and date suitable for you.

We will call you on a time and date suitable for you.

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August 6-12


Regular Admission 950 USD
Early Bird Admission 750 USD
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December 3-9


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2018 January 7-13


Regular Admission 950 USD
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2018 February 4-10


Regular Admission 950 USD
Early Bird Admission 750 USD
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2018 March 4-10


Regular Admission 950 USD
Early Bird Admission 750 USD
Deposit Only 250 USD

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2018 April 1-7


Regular Admission 950 USD
Early Bird Admission 750 USD
Deposit Only 250 USD

(You save 200 USD Total)

Secure your spot now! Early Bird and deposit ticket sales end 2 weeks before the event

Limited amount of spots available

We will call you to answer your questions, on a time and date suitable for you.

We will call you to answer your questions, on a time and date suitable for you.

Our cancellation policy is following: full refund if cancelled before 30 days of the course. If canceled 15 to 30 days before the course, there's 50% refund and no refund if you cancel less than 2 weeks before.