Mushroom Workshop

Fungi as a Path Forward: A broad discussion of the past, present, and future of fungi, and our intricate connection with them.

Join your host Robin Jackson for a conversation about how mushrooms and fungi have literally created the world around us. From food to medicine, agriculture, building materials, clothing, leather, and maybe even future space travel! Fungi are both the newest as well as oldest form of biotechnology, and a major path forward toward sustainability across the board.

A delicious mushroom soup tasting is included (with wild fungi bread and forest herbs), you’ll even take home the recipe!

There will be lots of interesting fungi present as visual aids.

  • Cost: $50.00 +tax per person
  • Date: Saturday June 15 2024
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    *See below for full ticketing details

What You Will Learn (and taste!)

Learn:

  • What are fungi?
  • Are all fungi mushrooms?
  • What is the difference between fungi and mushrooms?
  • How do you grow mushrooms?
  • What are fungi and mushrooms made out of?
  • Are mushrooms alive?
  • And more!

Taste:

  • Wild and cultivated mushroom bisque with wild fungi bread and forest herbs

What You Will Learn (and Taste!)

Learn:

  • What are fungi?
  • Are all fungi mushrooms?
  • What is the difference between fungi and mushrooms?
  • How do you grow mushrooms?
  • What are fungi and mushrooms made out of?
  • Are mushrooms alive?
  • And more!

Taste:

  • Wild and cultivated mushroom bisque with wild fungi bread and forest herbs

Your Host

Former head chef of one of Canada’s most acclaimed restaurants, the Sooke Harbour House. Robin’s culinary influence has been heavily inspired by the the fascinating world of fungi, the Slow Food movement, and by numerous local food farmers and foragers.

Over the last few years Robin and his wildlife ecologist wife, Dr. Melanie Clapham created a gourmet mushroom farm called West Coast Mycology, where they grow, culture, preserve, and share gourmet and medicinal mushroom strains from their region as well as around the world. With a culture library constantly expanding, Robin has (for now) traded in his cooking knives for a scalpel and his Mycology laboratory.

Tickets & Details

Mushroom Workshop at Bilston Creek Farm

  • Cost: $50.00 +tax per person
  • Date: Saturday June 15 2024
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Your ticket price includes a $5.00 gift voucher that can be used towards a purchase in our Farm Store on the day of the workshop
  • Location: Bilston Creek Farm Barn
  • Limited to 50 participants
    • One ticket per person required
  • Suggested minimum age: 12 yrs. The format of this workshop encourages conversation and learning, it is best suited for adults or older children who are able to join in conversation. Not suitable for young children and toddlers.
  • What to wear: wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather (our barn is not heated/air conditioned)
  • As our workshops are very popular, tickets are non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information about booking see our Terms and Conditions.

Rates & Details

Mushroom Workshop at Bilston Creek Farm

  • Cost: $50.00 +tax per person
  • Date: Saturday May 25 2024
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Your ticket price includes a $5.00 gift voucher that can be used towards a purchase in our Farm Store on the day of the workshop
  • Location: Bilston Creek Farm Barn
  • Limited to 50 participants
    • One ticket per person required
  • Suggested minimum age: 12 yrs. The format of this workshop encourages conversation and learning, it is best suited for adults or older children who are able to join in conversation. Not suitable for young children and toddlers.
  • What to wear: wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather (our barn is not heated/air conditioned)
  • As our workshops are very popular, tickets are non-refundable. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information about booking see our Terms and Conditions.