Intro to Medicinal Mushrooms


In this limited release seasonal course, Yarrow introduces you to the Wood Wide Web. Learn basic mushroom botany & chemistry, the properties & extraction methods of medicinal mushrooms, select edible mushrooms and more.

68 Video Lessons
10 Fungal Forest Bonus Video Lessons
7+ World Of Mushrooms Bonus Videos
10+ Medicinal & Edible Mushrooms
2 Live Webinars w/ Yarrow
0 Quizzes or Final Exam
1 year full access
Mobile and desktop compatible


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What’s the deal with mushrooms? Why is everyone so obsessed?

Whether you live in the city or the countryside, you share your space with mushrooms. Medicinal mushrooms, edible mushrooms, poisonous mushrooms, and even sacred mushrooms.

You may not always see them, but the mycelial network surrounds us everywhere. There are amazing symbiotic relationships that surround us that we aren’t even aware of.

Learning these relationships and tapping into this wild abundance is a part of reclaiming what is yours: a sense of connection and belonging. All of our ancestors had relationships with mushrooms. Some of us still do. But for those of us that are called to working with mushrooms-who want to rebuild these bridges and start to reclaim lost traditional knowledge- how do we get started?

Join us on our seasonal, month-long Intro to Medicinal Mushroom course online starting this October. In this virtual, interactive course, Wild Rose College director Yarrow Willard will take you into the west coast woods and meet mushrooms in their element, so you can learn first hand what all the mushroom madness is about!

With video lessons filmed in the Herbal Jedi Lab, kitchen, and in the wild, our limited time introductory course will equip you with what you need to know to start connecting with the mysteries of the mushroom kingdom in a new way.

Every other day, receive an e-mail direct to your inbox on topics such as:

-A brief history of mushrooms as medicine
-Mushroom intelligence
-Basic mushroom botany
-Basic mushroom chemistry and extraction methods
-…deeper dives on select medicinal mushrooms
-…and more!

Available for registration for a limited time-between Oct 1-14th, with the first video lesson landing in your inbox on Oct 15th.


Bonus Sign Up Gift: Finding the Fungal Forest 7 part video series (value 35$)
2 Live On-Line Intensives with Yarrow Willard (value 60$+)
The World of Mushrooms video series with never before seen footage (value 45$)
…Plus one year access to Intro to Medicinal Mushrooms (value 97$)

That’s right-when you sign up for Intro to Medicinal Mushrooms, you get 3 courses in one, plus 2 live on-line Intensives with Yarrow where you can connect, learn, and ask questions from your own mushroom mentor.

Valued at 197$ (plus 40$ in bonus material) and available now for only 47$ CDN.

Sign Up Today! Registration ends Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020.


Lesson 1: Introduction; Forest Bathing; Reciprocity; Slowing Down; Sensory Pattern Perception; Invitation to Stewardship; Forest Practice Connection; Course .pdf Part 1
Lesson 2: History of Mushrooms; Why we are attracted to Mushrooms; Mushrooms in the Fungal Kingdom; Mushroom Sex
Lesson 3: Wood Wide Web Intro – Intelligent Coopatition; Mycelial Tree Exchange; Mycorrhiza Communication; Collective Harmony
Lesson 4: Do Mushrooms Grow Forests; Did Fungi Grow the Earth; Shaman and the Sentient Network; Slime Mold Experiments
Lesson 5: Cordyceps & The Ants; Genghis Khan; Mushroom Intelligence; Conclusion
Lesson 6: Artist Conk Ganoderma Harvest; Mush Love Artist’s Conk; Follow the Tree-Harvesting Ethics; Reishi Remnant
Lesson 7: West Coast Reishi; Artist Conk Medicine; Smoke, Smudge & Fire, Red Belted Polypore Part 1
Lesson 8: Red Belted Polypore Part 2; Myco-pee; Feeling Into the Medicine; Turkey Tail; Winter Oysters; Bonus-Earthstar Puffball & Witches Butter
Lesson 9: Mushroom Jokes & Course .pdf part 2
Lesson 10: Forest Connection (Honey Pot); Woodpecker (Source Connection); Chanterelles
Lesson 11: Agarikon; Sit Spot & Wide Angle Lens Conclusion
Lesson 12: Jelly Toothed & Coral Mushrooms; Red Belted Chew
Lesson 13: Introduction to Cooking Mushrooms: Chanterelles & Winter Oysters
Lesson 14: The Value of Medicinal Mushrooms; Medicinal Mushroom History; Holistic Perspective on Health; Mycelium vs. Fruiting Body; Polysaccharides; Possible Future Medicine; Triterpenes
Lesson 15: Extracting Mushrooms in Water; Extracting Mushrooms in Alcohol; Gel Caps, Powders, & Concentrated Extracts; Making a Dual Extracted Tincture; Making a Ganoderma Tincture; Red Belted Polypore Tincture
Lesson 16: Decoctions for Dual Extraction Tincture; Making a Chaga Decoction; Benefits of Chaga; Benefits of Reishi
Lesson 17: Benefits of Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, & Turkey Tail; Mushroom Course Conclusion; Mushroom Tincture Production Logs

Intro to Medicinal Mushrooms initiates you into the mycelial mysteries of the Wood Wide Web, and where mushrooms as medicine–and the relationship between mushrooms and people- fits into this greater web of life.

Upon course completion you will have been introduced to and have an understanding of:

-Mushroom intelligence
-Basic mushroom botany
-Basic mushroom chemistry
-The properties of select medicinal mushrooms-Cordyceps, Artist’s Conk, Reishi, Turkey Tail, Agarikon, Chaga, Lion’s Mane
-Extraction methods for medicinal mushrooms
-The dual extraction method of mushroom tincture making
-Select edible mushrooms such as Winter Oysters, Chanterelles, Jelly-Toothed Mushroom, Coral Mushrooms

…plus Bonus Series Content:
-Finding the Fungal Forest
-The World of Mushrooms, where you get the insiders guide to medicinal mushrooms!

Join Yarrow to learn what’s involved in the world of mushroom cultivation for medicine! You will have access to China and the world of Mushrooms. In this bonus series, watch footage and interviews from mushroom experts at the 10th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference in China, learn firsthand about grainspawn production, visit a thriving mushroom market and reishi museum.

Enjoy this never before released content with more bonus material on Reishi, Lions mane, Cordyceps, & Tremella mushrooms.

Yarrow Willard, Cl.H.

Meet Your Instructor

Meet your instructor & mycelial mentor for Intro to Medicinal Mushrooms: Wild Rose College Director Yarrow Willard, Cl.H.

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Yarrow Willard, Cl.H.

Yarrow Willard, Cl.H., is a Wild Rose Alumnus, Instructor, and current college Director. He's co-owner/creative visionary behind Harmonic Arts.

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