About.

Fungi Academy visits Punta Mona in Costa Rica to bring you the most accessible, low budget and easy to apply techniques. Our open Jungle lab will convince you that with the right techniques you can grow mushrooms successfully everywhere.

This unique course gives you the hands on experience to grow your own mushrooms for food and medicine and will get you started immediately. We will go deep into the jungle foraging for wild medicinal mushrooms and learn how to transform them into powerful tinctures. Experience off grid living, where the Caribbean meets thick jungle, and be part of the Punta Mona community.

Hosted by the Fungi Academy, facilitators Silvan Fey and Lala Palmieri will take you on a epic journey of diverse lectures and practical hand-on experiences.

TOPICS COVERED

- Indoor and outdoor cultivation of gourmet, medicinal and entheogenic mushrooms

- building and working inside a low-tech mushroom laboratory

- wildcrafting and foraging

- medicine making of cultivated and wild fungi

PROGRAM INCLUDES

- 30 hours of exploring the fungi kingdom through lectures and hands on learning.

- Five nights of all inclusive accommodation at Punta Mona

- Three delicious vegetarian meals per day

- Dormitory rooms or glamping included (privates are available for a small extra)

- Fungi Academy Handout and Certificate

- Cacao Celebration

- Movie Night

- Option to take cultures home that we created together during the course

- Being part of the intentional Punta Mona community.

DAILY FLOW

Breakfast 8-9

Morning Class 9-12

Lunch 12:30-2:30

Afternoon Class 2:30-5:30

Dinner 6-7

Occasionally we have pre-breakfast or after-dinner activities (like movie nights)

Program.

TOPICS COVERED
- Indoor and outdoor cultivation of gourmet, medicinal and entheogenic mushrooms
- building and working inside a low-tech mushroom laboratory
- wildcrafting and foraging
- medicine making of cultivated and wild fungi


PROGRAM INCLUDES
- 30 hours of exploring the fungi kingdom through lectures and hands on learning.
- Five nights of all inclusive accommodation at Punta Mona
- Three delicious vegetarian meals per day
- Dormitory rooms or glamping included (privates are available for a small extra)
- Fungi Academy Handout and Certificate
- Cacao Celebration
- Movie Night
- Option to take cultures home that we created together during the course
- Being part of the intentional Punta Mona community.


DAILY FLOW
Breakfast 8-9
Morning Class 9-12
Lunch 12:30-2:30
Afternoon Class 2:30-5:30
Dinner 6-7
Occasionally we have pre-breakfast or after-dinner activities (like movie nights)

Highlights.

  • Learn and apply proven mushroom cultivation methods. Indoor and outdoor growing
  • Incorporate fungi to your Permaculture design. (Soil building, companion gardening, nutrition loop)
  • Live in a Permaculture community and make authentic connections with like-minded people
  • Loads of hands-on experience
  • Study the complete mushroom cultivation process

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms

Vegetarian Food

  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Getting here.

Make sure to buy your ticket to San Jose, Costa Rica, airport code SJO.

When you arrive to San Jose you should keep in mind that Punta Mona is still a half-day journey away. Depending on what time you get in, you may want to stay the night in San Jose. 

Please keep in mind, it is a four-hour bus ride to Puerto Viejo in the Caribbean, the cost for the bus is about $14. Directions:

Autotransportes MEPE, Terminal de Buses de San Carlos, located at Avenida 9 & Calle 12, San Jose

You will want to take the bus from Puerto Viejo, catch a cab or hitch a ride to Manzanillo.

As the time approaches for your visit I will be in touch with all visitors to coordinate the boat ride to Punta Mona from Manzanillo. 


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