Paul Stamets standing in front of our grow rooms

Paul Stamets has been teaching mushroom seminars for over 30 years. With over 4 decades of experience in the forest, laboratory and grow room, Paul has always felt the need to impart his extensive knowledge of mushrooms to others.

Fungi Perfecti's mushroom seminar curriculum has expanded over the years, moving beyond basic cultivation into such areas as Mycorestoration and now, mushroom identification. Our classes combine informationally-rich lectures and presentations with hands-on training in our professional laboratories and grow rooms and in the Olympic Rainforest of the Pacific Northwest, supervised by Paul and a select team of skilled FP staff members. The information and techniques imparted represent a lifetime of accumulated knowledge.


The Stamets Cultivation Seminar

About the Seminar

Fungi Perfecti conducts in-depth workshops on mushroom cultivation, emphasizing a hands-on approach at our gourmet mushroom research station. Participants learn tissue culture, spawn generation techniques, substrate preparation, inoculation techniques, and strategies for maximizing yields. Each participant receives ten select mushroom strains for their own personal use. (The cultures alone have a value in excess of $1,000.00.)

The cultivation of Shiitake, Oyster, Enokitake, King Stropharia, Reishi, Maitake and many others are covered in detail. Registration is on a first-come basis. Food and lodging are not included (continental breakfast, lunch, coffee and other beverages will be provided both days).

Required textbooks are The Mushroom Cultivator and Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms (not included). These informationally intense courses are taught personally by Paul Stamets and the experienced staff of Fungi Perfecti.

Booking Information

Seminar tuition: $1000.00. Since space is limited, early registration is strongly advised (many seminars sell out six months in advance). Registration must be reconfirmed two weeks prior to seminar, and 50% ($500.00) of the tuition for the Stamets Seminar is non-refundable.

When you place your order for the Stamets Cultivation Seminar, you will be sent a seminar packet providing details such as a course syllabus, suggested lodging, and additional information pertaining to the course.

April 16 & 17, 2016  Sold Out

May 21 & 22, 2016  Sold Out

September 17 & 18, 2016


The Mycelium Running Seminar

About the Seminar

Paul Stamets and the staff of Fungi Perfecti are proud to present The Mycelium Running Seminar. Based on his most recent book Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, this two-day introductory seminar will focus on the techniques used in Mycorestoration. Mycorestoration is the use of fungi to help repair or restore ecologically harmed and sensitive habitats. It encompasses the use of fungi for filtration of water (mycofiltration), the breakdown of toxic wastes (mycoremediation), empowering ecoforestry strategies (mycoforestry) and helping to influence and control pest insect populations (mycopesticides).

The seminar begins with an in-depth discussion of the mushroom life cycle and the role of mycelium as Nature’s Internet. Lecture topics will include mushrooms in their natural habitats, the use of mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture, and the use of medicinal mushrooms to heal people and planet. Participants will learn how to combine hands-on skills in low-tech mycelium production with a variety of Mycorestoration processes. (For those looking to obtain skills in sterile lab tissue culture, substrate preparation and inoculation techniques we recommend the Stamets Mushroom Cultivation Seminar.)

Food and Lodging are not included (continental breakfast, lunch, coffee and other beverages will be provided both days).

Booking Information

Seminar tuition: $800.00. As space is extremely limited, early registration is strongly advised. Registration must be reconfirmed two weeks prior to seminar, and 50% ($400.00) of the tuition for the Mycelium Running Seminar is non-refundable.

When you place your order for the Mycelium Running Seminar, you will be sent a seminar packet providing details such as a course syllabus, suggested lodging, and additional information pertaining to the course.

June 11 & 12, 2016


The Wild Mushroom Seminar

About the Seminar

Join us for an introduction to mushroom identification, propagation and cultivation in this intensive 2-day course, taught by Paul Stamets and the staff of Fungi Perfecti, at our facility in Washington State. Open to everyone, this class will give students a grounding in both wild and cultivated edible mushrooms.

On Day 1, seminar participants will learn basic strategies for low-tech outdoor mushroom cultivation.  We’ll start by delving into the mushroom life cycle, followed by discussions of site selection, media preparation, and inoculation strategies for outdoor mushroom cultivation. Hands-on activities will include a demonstration of oyster mushroom cultivation on straw, inoculating hardwood logs and an outdoor mushroom bed construction. On Day 2, the group will be foraying and learning how to identify wild mushrooms of the Southern Olympic Peninsula, traveling remote forest roads in search of fungal treasures. We’ll discuss the importance of safety in the forest and demonstrate proper collection techniques and tips. A bounty of mushrooms will be found and many friends made.

Food and lodging are not included (continental breakfast, lunch, coffee and other beverages will be provided both days). Seminar tuition: $550.00.

Booking Information

Seminar tuition: $550.00. As with all of our seminars, spaces fill up quickly, so early registration is strongly advised. Registration must be reconfirmed two weeks prior to the seminar, and 50% ($275.00) of the tuition is non-refundable.

When you place your order for the Stamets Wild Mushroom Seminar, you will be sent a seminar packet providing details such as a course syllabus, suggested lodging, and additional information pertaining to the course.

October 1 & 2, 2016



If you would like to place your name on a wait-list for a seminar that is sold out,
please contact us via phone at (800) 780 9126.