picked.mushroomsJoin us on a 3 day wildly inspiring adventure into the wonderful world of culinary & medicinal mushrooms!

August 5, 6, 7, 2016 with events in Airdrie, Calgary and Water Valley 


Robert Dale Rogers

An herbalist for nearly forty years, Robert Dale Rogers is an ethnobotanist and herbal expert on plants of the boreal forest. He travels widely teaching courses on herb and mushroom medicine.

Robert teaches herbal medicine at Grant MacEwan University and the Northern Star College of Mystical Studies in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He is an assistant clinical professor in family medicine at U of Alberta, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, chair of the medicinal mushroom committee of the North American Mycological Association and on the editorial board of the International Journal for Medicinal Mushrooms.

Robert is bringing his expertise and enthusiasm for all things mushrooms to southern Alberta for an amazing weekend of food, fun and forest treats.

Join Robert for one or all events:
Forest to Plate Aug 5
Fungal Pharmacy Talk Aug 6
– Water Valley Forest Forage Aug 7


Jason Barton-Browne

Jason Barton-Browne

A born and raised Calgarian Jason Barton-Browne is setting roots in Airdrie at his newly opened HayLoft Restaurant. Prior to opening Hay Loft in June 2016 Jason’s journey began after completing the culinary program at SAIT and honing his skills at The Coup, The Hyatt and River Café. Seeking more international experience Jason participated in a six-week culinary exchange in Austria, followed by a two-week stage at St. John in London, three weeks in California at Chez Panisse and several months at two Michelin Star restaurants (La Manoir aux Quat’Saisons) that focused on local and seasonal food and then a one-month stage at The Fat Duck which at the time was ranked the ninth best restaurant in the world. Eventually making his way back to Calgary, Jason spent time as the Sous Chef at River Café and Executive Chef at Teatro.

At the Forest to Plate event Jason and his team at HayLoft Restaurant in Airdrie will be serving up a 5 course feast featuring local mushrooms. This one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!


Meet our Sponsors!! 

Unknown-1  The Light Cellar
Supplier of Medicinal Mushroom products, Extracts, Tinctures, and Books!

Available at the Marketplace on Saturday Aug 6 !




Derek Flemming
New Earth Organics & Vital Essence
Supplier of Medicinal Mushroom Powders, Herbs, Pollens, and Superfoods!
Available at the Marketplace on Saturday Aug 6 !



Wild & Raw Super food & Juicebar will be serving up delicious refreshments Saturday Aug 6 at the Fungal Pharmacy Talk





Haden Block Smoke & Whisky will be providing a hearty lunch Saturday Aug 6 at the Fungal Pharmacy Talk