Wild About Mushrooms 2017

$ 339.00 $ 299.00 + GST

AUGUST 11, 12 & 13, 2017
A weekend of Food, Forage and Fungi!

Special Price extended to July 24/17 just $299 (+gst)!

Your weekend pass includes:

-5 course gourmet dinner by Jason Barton-Brown at HayLoft Restaurant

-Full day mushroom intensive workshop with Robert Dale Rogers – Canada’s Mushroom Expert! Includes lunch.

-A day in the forest hunting for and identifying mushrooms. Includes snacks.

-A Mushroom marketplace

-Plus many surprises!



A weekend of Food, Forage and Fungi!

Your weekend pass includes:

  • 5 course gourmet dinner by Jason Barton-Brown at HayLoft Restaurant in Airdrie, AB
  • full day mushroom intensive workshop with Robert Dale Rogers – Canada’s Mushroom Expert! Includes lunch.
  • a day in the forest hunting for and identifying mushrooms. Includes snacks.
  • Mushroom Marketplace
  • plus many surprises!

Join us for a 3 day wildly inspiring adventure into the wonderful world of culinary & medicinal mushrooms!

Forest to Plate
Friday August 11th @ 6pm
by Executive Chef Jason Barton-Brown of Hayloft Restaurant in Airdrie

Includes 5 course meal, inspiring talk by Robert Dale Rogers & surprises!



Fungal Pharmacy Intensive Workshop & Market
Saturday August 12th @ 9:30am – 5:30pm
Blank Page Studio, Calgary

A full day of learning with Canada’s premier mushroom expert Robert Dale Rogers. Gain a practical working knowledge of the use of medicinal and culinary mushrooms. Learn about the different varieties of mushrooms, the history of use & modern day research. Featuring products from special guests. A proceed of your ticket with be donated to The Alberta Mycological Society.

Water Valley Forest Forage
Sunday August 13th @ 10am – 5pm
Location TBA

Spend a day in the woods with Robert Dale Rogers hunting mushrooms and other forest delights. You will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the event.


Robert Dale Rogers, Your Wild About Mushrooms Instructor

Robert has been a student of plant medicine for nearly 40 years. He is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and author of over 40 books on medicinal plants of Western Canada. Robert has a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany. He has taught plant medicine for over 30 years, and is an avid fan of our indigenous plants and mushrooms. Robert has been involved in the health field for over 30 years and had a clinical herbal practice for 18 years (retired). He works as a consultant to various boards and industries advising growers and creating herbal formulas.

Robert and his wife Laurie are owners of Self Heal Distributing and Scents of Wonder essential oils. Robert is the co-director of the Earth Spirit Medicine Program,   at Northern Star College.

See Robert’s Earth Medicine Consulting

Robert’s Amazon Page-



Jason Barton-Brown, Your Wild About Mushrooms Executive Chef

A born and raised Calgarian, and with family throughout Alberta, Jason’s culinary career began as a line cook at a large chain restaurant. Originally he worked in a kitchen for the fun, but quickly realized how much he loved cooking. Jason embraced the culinary program at SAIT while working at The Coup and The Hyatt in the evenings. After graduating and taking a job as butcher at River Café, he began to crave international experience. Jason began his international journey with a six-week culinary exchange in Austria, followed by a two-week stage at St. John in London. The following year, he spent three weeks in California at Chez Panisse and soon there after obtained a working visa to travel Europe, securing the opportunity to work at a 2 Michelin Star restaurant (La Manoir aux Quat’Saisons) that focused on local and seasonal food and then at The Fat Duck that at the time was ranked the ninth best restaurant in the world. In the spring of 2010 Jason came back to River Café in Calgary, and eventually was asked to take the position of Chef at Teatro. In 2016 Jason was given an opportunity to get back to his roots at Hayloft Restaurant, an upscale family restaurant in Airdrie.

Visit HayLoft Restaurant at 5101 – 403 Mackenzie Way SW, Airdrie AB, T4B 3V7

To book a Reservation at Hayloft call 403-980-8123 or email

Hayloft Restaurant Website:


Additional information

Full Weekend Pass


Friday only