Upcoming Wildish Classes: Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms & The Extraction Process
Saturday 2/18 from 6 pm - 10 pm
To sign up for this class, please follow this link to Eventbrite. Seats are limited so we recommend getting your ticket soon! 
For members: please contact the shop to receive your discount code.


Join us as we explore the incredible art and science of medicinal mushrooms. From incorporating and integrating these medicines into daily life to best practices of extraction and all of the history and philosophy in between, we welcome you to join us for a very special evening. Held in the after-hours of Wildish Botanicals in Portland OR, we will offer a comfortable and inviting space to dive into these lessons with us. Tea, snacks and kombucha as well as tincture tastings will be provided.

From functional mushrooms that may bolster your natural immunity, prevent aging and aid with symptoms of depression and anxiety, this introductory workshop will provide you with a foundational understanding of incorporating functional and medicinal mushrooms into your daily life and in the lives of your community. Through a specific lens of understanding the art and science of extraction, we better understand the qualities, potency and characteristics of each of these medicinals.

Our Curriculum:

  • Explore ways to work with anxiety and depression by supporting and nurturing your mind
  • Learn ways to optimize your energy by nurturing your adrenal system
  • Uncover ways to balance and support your own immune system to bring about a preventative and adaptive resilience
  • Work with mushrooms in a ceremonial and potentially mystical context to expand your spirituality and
  • Explore some of the history of how we've come to work with mushrooms as medicine
  • Develop the skills to craft essential mushroom and herbal extracts in your daily life with minimal equipment
  • Dive into the rich history of what it means to work with medicine

Integrating 5 Primary Functional Mushrooms

  • Cordyceps Militaris
  • Lion's mane
  • Chaga
  • Turkey Tail
  • Reishi

Benefits and Methods of Gourmet Mushroom Cooking

Understanding Psilocybin Mushrooms

  • An Ethnobotanical Glimpse
  • Diverse & Novel Species
  • The Science and Application of Medicinal Mushrooms

Philosophy of Extraction

  • Brief History of Medicine
  • Working with Fungi Medicinals
  • Various Approaches and Methods
  • Dual Extraction, Tincturing & Filtration

After this workshop you will have a robust foundation of understanding of how medicinal mushrooms work with the human system, how to implement them into care protocols for yourself and your community, and essential approaches to extraction and working with these medicines. We will highlight some of the most important and recent findings in psilocybin therapy with a lens with which we can appreciate the lineage of ethnobotanical use of these medicinals.

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