Shaggy Jack’s May 2022 Schedule Of Events

A big thank you to everyone who has visited our new public location in Gibsons in our first month! We are open Tuesday to Friday 10-5, and most Saturdays 12-4. Pop in and chat with us about mushrooms! Visit us at the Davis Bay Farm Gate Market on Saturdays and the Langdale Farmers Market on Sundays, and look for us at other upcoming pop-ups, farmers markets and special events.

MushrooMania Festival Meeting
Thursday May 12  5:00-7:00
The MushrooMania Festival team is getting ready to start planning for the 2nd annual MushrooMania Festival to be held on the last weekend of October. All who are interested in participating in this year’s festival are invited to join the meeting, and we welcome folks who wish to join the planning & management team, host workshops or special events, participate as sponsors or host venues, or join the vendor marketplace.

Spring Mushroom Foraging Class
Saturday May 21 10:00-1:30
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Join Shaggy Jack in the classroom to learn about morels, oysters, turkey tails and other wild mushrooms that grow on the Coast in spring, followed by a forest foraging walk to hunt for mushrooms. $65 beginner / $45 Graduate / $25 Forest Walk / $10 Child

Introduction To Medicinal Mushrooms
Thursday May 26 7:00-9:30
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Shaggy Jack is joined by herbalist Shannon Hobson of Natural Know How in a presentation about commonly used and local wild medicinal and functional mushrooms. Shaggy Jack talks about identification and habitat, while Shannon shares evidence-based information about the potential health benefits of various mushrooms. Participants will have the option of joining Shaggy Jack on a mushroom foraging walk or joining Shannon on a forest herb walk (or both!) after taking the class. $45 class / $80 +1 walk / $110 +2 walks.

The History & Uses Of Magic Mushrooms
Friday May 27 7:00-9:00
Join Shaggy Jack for an interactive slideshow & talk exploring the rich cultural history of magic mushrooms, from ancient indigenous cultures, through the psychedelic 60s, to the emerging interest in the medicinal properties of psilocybin today. Learn about the traditional uses of these mushrooms, “tripping,” microdosing and current & future medical applications. $15

Shaggy Jack’s Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners Video
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Spring special! If you don’t want to wait for fall mushroom season to take this popular class, or have taken the class and would like a refresher, a video of last year’s class is available to view online. 50% off for those who have taken it before. $25 / $12.50

Join The Shaggy Jack Team

Our business is expanding, and we are looking for folks who are interested in joining our team! We are currently seeking

Customer Service Reps for farmers markets, pop-ups and special events
Food Prep for packaged goods and/or food service
Media Production Partners for video, audio, web & print projects

If you are interested, please fill out this query form. We will respond to all expressions of interest.