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The focus of 2019 programming will be on the 8 month Wild Food/Wild Medicine 8 month certificate program. For more information click here.

Weekends include instruction, supplies, handouts with recipes, whole and wild food meals, camping or indoor lodging and much more! Indoor lodging will be on a first come first serve basis.
These program takes place at the Windhorse Retreat Center in Plymouth, WI. The center is located in a beautiful glacial area adjacent to the 15,000 acre Kettle Moraine State Forest. The Kettle Moraine State Forest is in southeastern Wisconsin, USA. The chief feature of the reserve is the Kettle Moraine, a highly glaciated area. The area contains very hilly terrain and glacial landforms, such as kettles, kames and eskers. This forest offers a vast opportunity for exploring the natural world!

The Spring Foraging Program is not available at the moment. Past Events have included a theme weekend on spring food and medicine. The guest instructor for this session was Samuel Thayer, author of Foragers Harvest and Nature’s Garden!


“A huge thank you for your kindness and wisdom. I came with the intention of learning wild foods… and left with so, so much more.”

-Megan Kerkoff, Fall 2014 Wild Plant Series Participant

Spring Foraging 

Past Events have included a theme weekend on spring food and medicine. The guest instructor for this session was Samuel Thayer, author of Foragers Harvest and Nature’s Garden!

Fall Focus on Mushrooms 

Join Moonwise Herbs founder Linda Conroy at the next Mycelium Mysteries, A Women's Mushroom Retreat. This 3 Day conference will be held on September 28, 29, & 30, 2018 in Almond, WI. This event is run by the Midwest Women's Herbal Team, and all information for this amazing learning opportunity can be found on their website, Here. More information on the retreat can be found below. 



Join the Midwest Women’s Herbal conference team in September 2018 to celebrate the Grandmothers of Our Ecosystems. Workshops at the Mushroom retreat will be offered at the beginner through advanced levels, and include topics in wild mushroom skills, fungal ecology, fungi and human health, and ethnomycology. This is a place to share knowledge and get comfortable with using our mycological skills in a supportive, fungal community!

This weekend-long, women's retreat will focus on understanding fungi as the Grandmothers of our ecosystems. Silently shaping the soil beneath our feet, fungi are key players in the health of Earth and trajectory of human culture around the globe. Still, we find ourselves in a time where the study of fungi is considered to be a neglected megascience, their mycelium, a mystery. It is our goal to help modern women connect with the roles and wisdom of our female ancestors who always maintained and shared their visceral understanding of the Fungal Queendom.

Midwest Women’s Herbal held the 1st annual, Mycelium Mysteries, A Women’s Mushroom Retreat, on October 6,7, & 8  2017. This event was the first women's mushroom retreat in the entire world. Midwest Women’s Herbal is committed to providing herbal education and opportunities for transformation, immersed in the Wise Woman Tradition. 

The Retreat will include:

-Wild Mushroom Skills: Gathering, identification and preparation 

-Fungal Ecology: How fungi continually shape our environments 

-Fungi & Human Health: Mushroom nutrition, medicine making & pathology 

-Ethnomycology: Mythology & hersotry of women in mycology 

The keynote speaker this year is Cardy Raper, including presenters Cornelia Cho, Linda Conroy, Sarah Foltz & Many More!


The Spring program is not available at the moment. Check back frequently and subscribe to our newsletter for updates

There is still time to register for Mycelium Mysteries!

Returning participants as well as current
and past apprentices receive an additional discount. Email Linda for details..