Amazon Mycorenewal Project Presents:

              The Art and Science of Mycorenewal

Join us for 10 days of immersion into the world of Mycorenewal!  Learn from an array of experienced mycologists and take part in hands-on projects. Gain the skills, knowledge and resources you need to implement a mycorenewal project in your community.

Registration is now open! You can register online at

PLEASE HELP! There are lots of people who would like to take the course but cannot afford it. While we are struggling to make this course affordable as possible, we simply have expenses that must be covered. Please donate to our scholarship and expenses fund so we can spread the spores of mycorenewal knowledge to those who will make the best use of it! You can donate here.

The course will be held at the Quaker Center outside of Santa Cruz, CA

IMPORTANT: THE DATES HAVE CHANGED. It is now June 15th-25th 2013

Topics we will cover:

-Fungal biology



-Mushroom identification

-Mushroom cultivation methods

-Remediating toxins with fungi and bacteria

-Cleaning up oil spills in the Amazon

-How to have successful organizations and mushroom projects


Maya Elson — Environmental Educator, co-founder of Radical Mycology

Mia Maltz — Lead Scientist for Amazon Mycorenewal Project, Ph.D student at UC Irvine, Permaculture Instructor

Robert Rawson — General Manager of the Graton Community Services District, Microbiology Professor

Peter McCoy — Co-founder of Radical Mycology, Mushroom Cultivation Instructor

Alan Rockefeller — Mushroom Taxonomist Extraordinaire

Leila Darwish — Author of Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes, Community Organizer, Permaculture Designer

Monica Neff — Endophytic fungi researcher at UC Berkeley, member of Bay Area Radical Mycology, Amazon Mycorenewal Project and CoRenewal, Co-owner of Powershroom Medicinal Mushrooms

More instructors TBA

College credit available upon request

Early bird tuition: $1,000 – $1,400.
Tuition after April 30th: $1250 – $1650.

Tuition includes food, lodging, workbook and mushroom spawn that you can take home.

Full work-trade is no longer available. 😦 If the cost is prohibitive for you, please get in touch and we might be able to work something out. If our fundraising efforts are successful, we will make scholarships available.

Register here

Questions? Contact Maya Elson at:

Please help us promote this course!

We are a small, volunteer-based organization, so we depend on our larger network to help spread the word. Please help us out by posting a flyer at your local community center, coffee shop, school, wherever!

You can print this pdf: newestmycorenewal_flyer (2) or ask Maya to mail you some. If you’d like to get some in the mail, please email and let her know your mailing address and how many you’d like. 5.5″X4″ size flyers are available too. Thanks so much!!!

You can also check us out and spread the word on Facebook at:


One thought on “Amazon Mycorenewal Project Presents:

  1. You may ask, why does this course cost this much? It covers healthy food and lodging at the least expensive retreat center I could find in Central California. It also pays for a cook and for the transportation costs of a number of established mycologists who will be teaching. It also covers a number of additional expenses (too numerous to mention here), including things you can take home with you such as a mycorenewal manual/course workbook, fungal cultures and fungal spawn. Nobody’s getting rich off this. Any money that is made after all debts are paid will go to Amazon Mycorenewal Project, which is a non-profit organization. Also, if you compare to similar courses, its a pretty good deal. We are aware that these are tough financial times and we would love it if this course could be more accessible to people of all incomes, but this is what it needs to be to make the course possible. Please let me know if you have any additional questions at

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