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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. Learn to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for food, for health or for profit.

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Education Vacation Destination

We are located in Guatemala at the heartland of the ancient Maya. You will learn to grow mushrooms while experiencing the indigenous culture here at Lake Atitlan. This is a uniquely inspiring learning environment.

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Make Authentic Connections

Collaboration is the foundation of our learning environment. The more meaningful connections there are in a network the stronger it is. By spending 6 days together with everyone, away from distractions, you weave yourself into a global network and form bonds that last.

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  • 6 Days of full immersion, hands-on mushroom training

  • 3 Delicious vegetarian meals per day

  • Dormitory or camping (ask us about rooms if you need privacy)

  • Full access to use our laboratory and extensive library of fungiculture books

  • Choose 5 different mushroom cultures to take home

  • Graduation day cacao ceremony and celebration

  • Free extra day in Fungi Academy. Rest or explore the surroundings of Lake Atitlan

Joshua's Testimonial

"Great solid curriculum. Would I recommend it to someone else? Absolutely!"

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Our cancellation policy is following: If canceled 30 days before the course, there's 50% refund and no refund if you cancel less than 2 weeks before. The deposit is non-refundable.

6-Day Mushroom
Cultivation Course

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR THE FIRST 6 SIGNUPS

Lana's Testimonial

"The last week has been incredible. I want to be successful and I want to look after the planet too."

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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. Learn to grow gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for food, for health or for profit.

Make Authentic Connections

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

Education Vacation Destination

We are located in Guatemala at the heartland of the ancient Maya. You will learn to grow mushrooms while experiencing the indigenous culture here at Lake Atitlan. This is a uniquely inspiring learning environment!

The course is happening in Fungi Academy, an intentional community fueled mushroom training centerOur 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.

Lake Atitlan by night
A game of Ninja in Fungi Academy
Mayan fabric market in Guatemala

Monday - Applied Mycology

  • Grow Strategies and Principles
  • Sterile Workflow in the Lab
  • How to prevent Contamination
  • Hydrogen Peroxide as an Ally
  • Working with Grain Part 1
  • Working with Agar Part 1
  • Working with Liquid Cultures Part 1
  • FungiFoods and FungiDrinks

Sunday - introduction

  • Group introductions
  • Fungal Biology and their role in Nature
  • Introduction into Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Mycophilosophie
  • Grain Substrate Preparation
  • Production line tour
  • Spore prints

Tuesday - Laboratory

  • Guidelines: How to build your own Lab
  • Low and High Tech equipment
  • Shopping List and Lab Essentials
  • Working with Grain Part 2
  • Working with Agar Part 2
  • Working with Liquid Cultures Part 2
  • Working with Cardboard

Wednesday - Permaculture

  • Mushrooms, Soil & Permaculture
  • Teaming with beneficial Fungi
  • Mushroom Medicine Theory
  • Substrate Pasteurization
  • Mushroom Fruiting
  • Pasteurizing Agricultural Waste
  • Making Grow Kits
  • Creating Potions and Tinctures

Thursday - Outdoor Mycology

  • Fungal Composting
  • Companion Gardening with Mushrooms
  • Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Logs, Totems, Sawdust, Woodchips
  • Companion Planting and Outdoor Mushrooms
  • Gardening with beneficial Fungi
  • Benefits of Mycorrhizal Fungi

Friday - Graduation

  • Fungus in the Kitchen
  • Cultured and fermented food
  • Field Trip
  • Dinner in Town
  • Open Lab Teamwork
  • Final Exam and Feedback Circle
  • Graduation Day Cacao Ceremony and Fire Celebration

ACTION PACKED 6 DAYS

Course Schedule

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  • Learn mushroom growing and live in a permaculture community while exploring the mystical Lake Atitlan. 

  • Get the hands-on experience and mentoring you need to grow mushrooms successfully.

Mushroom training center in a supportive community environment

Lana's Testimonial

"The last week has been incredible. I want to be successful and I want to look after the planet too."


HERE'S WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Joshua's Testimonial

"Great solid curriculum. Would I recommend it to someone else? Absolutely!"

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION TRAINING CENTER IN GUATEMALA

The course is happening in Fungi Academy, a community fueled mushroom training centerOur 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.

Lake Atitlan by night
A game of Ninja in Fungi Academy

GETTING TO FUNGI ACADEMY

  • The nearest airport is Guatemala City (GUA)

  • You can get here easily by private or public shuttle. From the airport or from Antigua. Ask us if you need private shuttle service.

  • We recommend taking one extra day for travel if your flight arrives later than 11am.

  • The mushroom course starts always on Sunday afternoon. You are expected to arrive by 3pm. You are welcome to arrive earlier to settle in.

  • We live a healthy 8-minute hike up the hill. The walk is not accessible to people with mobility issues.

  • We finish Friday 4pm with a Cacao & graduation ceremony. After the ceremony, there is usually fire, music, and celebrations going on til late.

Sunday - introduction

  • Group introductions
  • Fungal Biology and their role in Nature
  • Introduction into Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Mycophilosophie
  • Grain Substrate Preparation
  • Production line tour
  • Spore prints

Monday - Applied Mycology

  • Grow Strategies and Principles
  • Sterile Workflow in the Lab
  • How to prevent Contamination
  • Hydrogen Peroxide as an Ally
  • Working with Grain Part 1
  • Working with Agar Part 1
  • Working with Liquid Cultures Part 1
  • FungiFoods and FungiDrinks

Tuesday - Laboratory

  • Guidelines: How to build your own Lab
  • Low and High Tech equipment
  • Shopping List and Lab Essentials
  • Working with Grain Part 2
  • Working with Agar Part 2
  • Working with Liquid Cultures Part 2
  • Working with Cardboard

Wednesday - Permaculture

  • Mushrooms, Soil & Permaculture
  • Teaming with beneficial Fungi
  • Mushroom Medicine Theory
  • Substrate Pasteurization
  • Mushroom Fruiting
  • Pasteurizing Agricultural Waste
  • Making Grow Kits
  • Creating Potions and Tinctures

Thursday - Outdoor Mycology

  • Fungal Composting
  • Companion Gardening with Mushrooms
  • Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Logs, Totems, Sawdust, Woodchips
  • Companion Planting and Outdoor Mushrooms
  • Gardening with beneficial Fungi
  • Benefits of Mycorrhizal Fungi

Friday - Graduation

  • Fungus in the Kitchen
  • Cultured and fermented food
  • Field Trip
  • Dinner in Town
  • Open Lab Teamwork
  • Final Exam and Feedback Circle
  • Graduation Day Cacao Ceremony and Fire Celebration

PRACTICAL AND ACTION PACKED 6 DAYS

Mushroom Cultivation Course Schedule

6-Day Mushroom Cultivation Course

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Get skilled and learn mushroom growing while exploring Guatemala, home of the ancient Maya!

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Early bird price $750 USD

Full price $950 USD

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