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Wild Medicine Cabinet: Medicinal Mushrooms

October 3 @ 10:30 - 16:00


Learn how to safely identify & sustainably grow, harvest & preserve medicinal mushrooms & extract their medicine for us all year round.

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.

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.

What is Included:

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. Take out our rowing boat, canoes, or SUP boards.

Please speak with your licensed medical health professional if you have any health conditions or are pregnant.

As much as we love our four-legged friends, we can not allow them on this workshop.

After this Experience, You’re Welcome to:

  • Explore 173 acres of regenerative estate and nature reserve
  • Visit our pioneering agriwilding projects
  • Swim in our 7-acre lake (at your own risk)
  • Take our row boat/ SUP boards/ canoes

Stay Over:

As with all our workshops, upon booking you’ll receive a 20% discount code for use if you would like to stay overnight (the day before or night of your experience). A little gift from 42 Acres to help support workshop participants to extend & enrich their stay on the land. Your voucher is redeemable at: www.42acres.com/our-rooms

Please note:

We cannot allow dogs on this experience


October 3
10:30 - 16:00
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42 Acres
07511 209876


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