Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

with Robert Rogers, October 28-29, 2017

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 a student of native plants and fungi from the Canadian prairies for over 40 years. He is a retired clinical herbalist, mycologist, and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He was recently nominated a Fellow of the International College of Nutrition.

Robert is the author of seven volumes of native and cultivated plants, called Sundew, Moonwort  – Medicinal Plants of the Prairies and is also the author of Fungal Pharmacy, Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada.

He has written Rogers’ Herbal Manual that accompanies a 7 volume DVD series with Mors Kochanski on edible and medicinal plants of the Boreal Forest, and co-authored Herbal Drug Interactions, a publication of Capital Health and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Robert teaches plant medicine at Grant MacEwan University and the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies in Edmonton at

The Fungal Pharmacy, Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada, published in 2006 has proven very popular with mycophiles across the region. He is Assistant clinical professor in family medicine at U of Alberta and is working on diabetes, native peoples and indigenous medicinal plants.

Robert is a consultant to the herbal, mycological and nutraceutical industries, and is past Chairman of the Alberta Natural Health Agricultural Network and Capital Health Community Health Council. He is currently vice president of the Alberta Mycological Society, chair of the Medicinal Mushroom Committee of the North American Mycological Association, and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.

He lives in Edmonton, Alberta Canada with his beautiful wife, Laurie. You may contact him directly at

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 2017, 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 academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

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.