Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

with Robert Rogers, October 27-28, 2018

Course Information

In this weekend course, students will explore the world of medicinal mushrooms and lichens, how to prepare your own tinctures, examine the top 20 mushrooms and their use in a clinical setting, including contraindications and positive drug interactions. The course will be presented from the perspective of a registered herbalist with 19 years of clinical practice, and include case studies involving chronic disease, including auto-immune conditions.


  • Introduction to the Kingdom Fungi
  • Growing conditions, production of primary and secondary compounds
  • Edible vs. Medicinal uses
  • Health conditions that benefit from fungi
  • Review of primary pathways involved in immune response, inflammation
  • Thirty most important medicinal mushrooms-energetics and influence
  • Contraindications and adjunct therapies
  • Preparing your own tinctures, decoctions and oils
  • Lichens- the curious cousin
  • Homeopathic and Fungal/Lichen essences for mental/emotional patterns
  • Bioremediation, mycoforestry
  • Growing your own- inoculation techniques, cultivation
  • Resources, books, guides, preparing for harvest


  • A Walk in the Woods* – a Medicinal Mushroom exploration on Vancouver Island

*Students will be required to make arrangements for travel to and from the designated walk site.

Course Instructor

Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty-five years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine. He presently teaches plant medicine, including plant and mushroom medicine, aromatherapy and flower essences in the Earth Spirit Medicine faculty at the Northern Star College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Robert is past chair of the Alberta Natural Health Agricultural Network and Community Health Council of Capital Health. He is a Fellow of the International College of Nutrition, past-chair of the medicinal mushroom committee of the North American Mycological Association and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Fungi magazine and Discovery Phytomedicine.

He is the author of 50 books on medicinal plants and fungi of the boreal forest, including The Fungal Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America. A Cree Healer and his Medicine Bundle, was released in June 2015 by North Atlantic Books. It documents the ten-generation passing down of over sixty traditional indigenous boreal plants and fungi and their medicinal use. Mushroom Essences: Vibrational Healing from the Kingdom Fungi was released in July 2016. This book contains 48 mushroom essences prepared under lunar influence for working with soul connection and depth psychology. It includes one or more case study, from clinical practice, associated with using these wonders of the underworld. In June 2017, North Atlantic books released Herbal Allies: My Journey with Plant Medicine, including 20 plants of the boreal forest from the perspective of the Cree Lunar Calendar.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until September 15)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until September 15)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until September 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 NU/WHS/PDRE academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

This course is SOLD OUT. To be added to the registration waitlist, please complete the Registration Form below without providing payment information. 

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.

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