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Jan 18, 2024
Jan 18, 2024

Wild Medicine Cabinet: Medicinal Mushrooms


Learn how to safely identify & sustainably grow, harvest & preserve medicinal mushrooms & extract their medicine. Create your own wild mushroom ‘medicine cabinet' and inoculate your own log to take home & fruit in your garden for years to come.

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About this event

During this full-day workshop, you’ll discover native, wild, medicinal mushrooms growing at 42 Acres and in the local South West area.

For the first half of the day, you’ll be heading out on a guided foraging walk; illuminating the incredible world of medicinal fungi that we commonly walk past. You'll learn the key features needed to safely identify each mushroom and where each is commonly found.

In the afternoon you will be creating your own wild mushroom ‘medicine cabinet.’ You will learn how to safely preserve your mushrooms and extract their medicine for use all year round, in yours and your loved ones lives - for a host of illness and preventative uses. This medicine is often very expensive and our shared vision is to support you to be able to do it yourself safely. Our intention is for you to feel empowered to harvest your own mushroom medicine cabinet and grow your own medicinal mushrooms.

You will also learn the ancient technique of mushroom inoculation - a highly sustainable method that mimics nature and produces mushrooms dense in nutrients that are hard to find from other food sources. Take home your own inoculated log - where it will fruit in your garden for years to come.

A handful of our wild harvested native mushrooms.

What to Expect

  • Learn about the properties of Turkey Tail, Shiitake, Lions Mane and Artist Conk, most of which are native strains to the UK and cultivated from the wild here at 42 Acres.
  • Be guided through the basics of drying, powering, and making tinctures.
  • Learn the technique of mushroom inoculation - the world's oldest recorded farming method.
  • Learn more about 42 Acres' wild-tending principles and our pioneering agriwilding projects.

This workshop includes a tasty lunch from our "Soil to Gut" menu - you will eat food grown on the land you're walking. Wild teas will be provided throughout the session.

Our session will open with a guided meditation and a check-in, in the spirit of our vision to help ourselves attune to living in harmony with nature. We believe that connecting in this way encourages deeper connection and mindful working practices, for both us and the land.

This is a unique and hands-on day ideal for any fungi lover or wild medicine cabinet enthusiast!

After this workshop, you're welcome to stay and enjoy our ancient forest, regenerative gardens, and other agriwilding projects. Go for a wild swim or take out our rowing boat, canoes, or SUP boards. (Pls bring your own swimwear and towel).

Please note

  • You are welcome to attend this session free of charge if you are with us on a self-guided retreat package: Please book a free ticket so that we can reserve your space.
  • If you are travelling from outside of the area, check out our beautiful eco-powered accommodation options, from restored farmhouses to our popular Tiny Boat. Book your stay here:
  • As much as we love our four-legged friends, we can not allow them on this workshop.
  • Disclaimer: Please speak with your licensed medical health professional if you have any health conditions or are pregnant.

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What's Included

  • Mushroom foraging walk
  • Learn how to safely identify native mushrooms
  • Gain knowledge about preserving and storing foraged ingredients
  • Create your own medicinal mushroom tincture to take home
  • Inoculating your own mushroom log to take home
  • Shared learning from our agriwilding and regenerative projects
  • A nourishing lunch and wild teas
  • Opportunities for meditation and sharing

About the hosts

Tasha Stevens-Vallecillo

Tasha is our head of land and food and is part of the vision circle alongside 42 Acres founders. She has lived off-grid for 13 years, accruing skills in fossil fuel free farming, expertise in foraging and 'bee-centric' beekeeping. Tasha is a practicing Buddhist and intuitive, and supports 42 in the quest to continuing alignment and deepening towards the vision of connection to nature, self and other.


Wild Medicine Cabinet: Medicinal Mushrooms


Thursday, January 18, 2024

10:30 am

4:00 pm


Thursday, January 18, 2024

10:30 am


Thursday, January 18, 2024

4:00 pm


Tasha Stevens-Vallecillo


42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome, BA11 5HL

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