8 Day US Mushroom Cultivation Immersion

🇺🇸Mushroom Cultivation Immersion

Master the Mushroom Cultivation process!

Like the mycelial network, we thrive in environments of abundance and support.

We truly believe there is no better learning environment than to be surrounded by like-minded individuals.

By learning in a conducive, collaborative environment supported by experienced growers, you will be able to turn a single spore print into a lifetime supply of mushrooms: sacred, edible, and medicinal.

You will be confident, supported AND excited to start or go deeper into your mushroom cultivation journey!

Live, Learn and Grow in a stunning location


Walla Walla, Washington, 'MERICA!

Complete Mushroom Cultivation Training

Master the whole process of mushroom growing from collecting spores to picking your fresh mushrooms. You will learn and apply many proven indoor and outdoor techniques, learning to grow gourmet, medicinal, and sacred mushrooms for you and your community.

Education Vacation Destination

Relax, unwind and learn in a peaceful, quiet valley in the countryside on the outskirts of Walla Walla in Washington wine country. Lush greenery, rustic charm and all the creature comforts create an ideal environment to dive deep into mushroom cultivation and community.

Make Authentic Connections

Become a node in the mycelial network. Collaboration is the foundation of our learning environment. The more meaningful connections there are in a network, the stronger it is. By learning together with everyone, you weave yourself into a global web and form bonds that last.

Holistic Lifestyle

It's fun to live and learn together if we keep ourselves healthy and centered. Healthy food, yoga, qi-gong, sauna, swimming, and meditation are some of the holistic lifestyle elements that help to keep our inner and outer space activated.​

What You Will Learn

A solid foundation of practical mushroom cultivation skills

Upgrade your skills

Learn from World-Class Fungal Educators👨‍🏫

Never have we faced such daunting challenges to both our personal and environmental health, yet a remedy exists right beneath our feet.

With the help of the experienced Fungi Academy Fungal Educator Team we know that ANYONE can learn lifelong tangible skills for resilience!

At the end of this course you will have the tools to your disposal to confidently:

  • Grow food
  • Grow medicine (and psychedelic medicine)
  • Take charge of your mental and physical wellness
  • Reconnect with nature, and yourself
  • Help others in need
  • Start a small Mushroom Business
  • Create your Laboratory & Fruiting Environment


From Fungi Academy students


"My favorite avenue of education would be with the Fungi Academy"


"If anybody is interested in Mushroom cultivation, this is definitely the place!"


"If anybody is interested, do it. Don't hesitate!"


"It over exceeded my expectations!"

Get Fungi Certified!

Join hundreds of graduates from all over the world!👩‍🎓

A worldwide “ShroomBoom” is happening, and the possibilities for any trained mushroom cultivator are endless.

With the skill sets learned or expanded during our courses. Our students have been able to start or find employment at:

  • Mushroom Farms
  • Mushroom Extraction Companies
  • Psychedelic Retreat Centers
  • Fungal Start-Ups
  • & mush more…


Are you ready to become Fungi Certified and join the hundreds of sporriors we have trained since 2016 ?

Limited spots Available!

For an optimal learning experience we have limited the group size to 24 students.

To assure our limited spots are available to a diverse range of people, we have decided to work with an application form.

After your application has been accepted by the Fungi Academy Family you are able to secure your spot by paying a $700, non-refundable deposit.

The deposit needs to be paid within 7 days of your acceptance before your spot will be given to the person next in line.

mushroom cultivation course

Mushroom Cultivation Immersion

September 3-11, 2022
$ 2777
  • Complete Cultivation Course
  • Fungal Field Trips
  • 150+ Page Workbook
  • Food & Basic Accommodation included*
  • Fungi Academy Fungiculture Certificate
  • Three Fungaia Liquid Cultures
6 Spots Left

*This price includes camping accommodation. Limited private, semi-private or glamping accommodation is available for an extra fee.

Meet Your Facilitators

Jasper Degenaars


Fungal Facilitator🍄

Jasper is a first-grade mycophile. His love for mushroom cultivation started in the Netherlands after growing his first mushrooms from ‘Sacred Mushroom Grow kits.’ Baffled by the mystery of the process, he set out on a journey to learn more!

With 10+ years of mushroom growing experience and more than 2,000 students taught since 2019, Jasper has set out on a mission to make learning mushroom cultivation Easy, Fun, and Exciting!

This Myconaut did not fit in the traditional academic system, AT ALL. Yet, his thirst for knowledge carried him on a path of life-long learning. With the skillset of a self-taught teacher, he aims to make the art and science of mushroom cultivation accessible to everyone aspiring to be a citizen mycologist.

Sam Blackstone


Fungal Facilitator🍄

Sam is a mushroom cultivator, teacher, and award-winning journalist from the United States.

Experienced in building laboratories and fruiting rooms, he has grown and foraged close to 20 species of gourmet, medicinal, and sacred mushrooms. He also runs a profitable medicinal mushroom tincture business and has taught many people the ins and outs of mushroom cultivation in the U.S. and at the Fungi Academy campus.

With a passion for low tek, bare bones cultivation, Sam hopes to spread the message and provide the knowledge that anyone can cheaply and sustainably grow nutritious, therapeutic, and medicinal mushrooms in their home.

Paul Lynn


Fungal Facilitator🍄

Paul is a jack-of-all-trades and diehard DIY mycologist, driven by deep passion and perennial idealism. A lifelong mushroom evangelist, for the past 5 years he has had the privilege of dedicating himself full-time to collecting, cultivating, breeding and sharing the joys of fungi. A scientist by trade, education is where his heart lies, taking every opportunity to teach mycophiles of all ages about the in-and-outs of fungal biology, laboratory techniques and myco-centric permaculture.
With a background in philosophy, art and mysticism, Paul believes that holistic education and creative collaboration are the cornerstones of humanity’s future. Inspired by the profound beauty of chaos fungorum, he is devoted to the idea that fungi are our greatest allies on the path toward greater personal and environmental health, food security, social responsibility, and joy. Above all else, he dreams of collective prosperity, born of tenderness and a deep love for the Earth.

Henri Carignan


Fungal Facilitator🍄

Henri is a self taught mycologist who has been growing mushrooms for the past 4 years. Fungi Academy has influenced him through inspiration and teaching. Henri’s interest in mushrooms comes from a love of the natural world, especially the amazing benefits fungi have for humans and all of the world.

Karena Beana


Cosmic Community Operator🌌

Karena has been a health blogger and influencer since she was 16. Her passion for wellness started at a young age when her parents grew ill due to poor lifestyle choices. When Instragram first released she jumped on board and decided to take the influencer route. She focused her time and energy into using this platform to spread positive and informative health and wellness tips that she learned through helping heal her parents from chronic diseases and illnesses.

She turned this passion into a career becoming 200hr+ Yoga Teacher, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach in 2016. As medicinal mushrooms became more popular online, she began to incorporate fungi into her practices and teachings, helping demystify and spread the magic of mushrooms

Produced by...

Homegrown in Walla Walla, Washington, Fungaia is a small, donation-based mushroom company. Driven by deep passion and a vision for sustainable symbiosis, we believe that fungi can help guide us on a path toward greater personal and environmental health, food security, education, social responsibility, and joy.


Frequently asked questions

The course will take place at Stella’s Homestead, a hidden paradise nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, just 15 minutes east of Walla Walla, Washington. 

This 19th-century homestead was once a thriving farm and has since been beautifully restored as a vacation getaway and event space. Here we can relax beside the babbling brook and gather to learn, share, connect and grow together in peaceful seclusion.

By air: the charmingly small Walla Walla airport is served by Alaska Airlines with three flights per day from Seattle. Our airport shuttle will pick you up and bring you to the venue.

By car: Walla Walla, Washington is 4 hours east of Portland, Oregon, 4.5 hours southeast of Seattle and 4 hours west of Boise, Idaho.

Head east on Highway 12 out of Walla Walla. Pass through the town of Dixie, then up the hill and turn right on Lewis Peak Road. Make the first left onto Walker Road, then continue over the hill. At the stop sign, turn right onto South Fork Coppei Creek Road and continue 1.4 miles. Stella’s Homestead is on the right. Follow parking signs.

The Walla Walla valley is a fertile oasis in the heart of Washington wine country, an eclectic destination where Old West charm meets world-class restaurants and more than 120 wineries and breweries. Framed by rolling hills and lush views, it’s a charming place for a stroll down Main Street or a breathtaking country drive.

Yes! All our meals are vegetarian by default (We get happy eggs from our neighbors happy chickens) and our in house chef has no problems catering to your needs!

  • Vegan
  • Gluten free/Celiac
  • Allergies

Please let us know your preference and we will make sure your belly and body are healthy and happy!

Mushroom cultivation is a fantastic practice that connects you with your food and medicine. It puts you right into the moment. It’s you, and the mycelium vs. EVERYTHING else. We could almost write the book, ‘Zen and the Art of Mushroom Cultivation.’ Maybe we will get to that book when we need a break from making epic online learning experiences. 😏

Not only do we cultivate mushrooms to cultivate ourselves. We are in the middle of a #Shroomboom!💥
Get ready for a fungal future!🍄🚀

According to the 2018 Global Wellness Trend report, the mushroom industry is booming. Top areas of growth include:

  • Magic mushroom retreats
  • Mushroom microdosing
  • Mushroom infused foods and drinks
  • Foraging and cultivation training
  • Psilocybin therapy
  • Mushroom supplements & Mushrooms for health
  • Specialty & exotic gourmet mushroom cultivation

Denver, Oakland, and Santa Cruz decriminalized city-wide sacred mushrooms, and more extensive changes to sacred mushroom legislation is underway.

Sacred mushrooms are destined to experience the type of growth and transformation that cannabis has enjoyed in the last decade.

Now is the time to get skilled about all things Fungi

Be ready, get skilled, change is coming!🙌

The course includes abundant camping with gear (Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad) in the lush meadow beside the creek. RVs, campers and vans are also welcome, limited private, semi-private or glamping accommodation is available for an extra fee.

Although we will not require students to be vaccinated to sign up for the course, the U.S. does have a vaccine mandate in place for those traveling from other countries.

It is worth noting that the course will be taught outdoors and all course activities will be conducted in an open-aired environment.


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