Speakers & Guests

Robin Jackson Mycologist

Robin Jackson

West Coast Mycology

Former head chef of one of Canada’s most acclaimed restaurants, the Sooke Harbour House. Robin’s culinary influence has been heavily inspired by the the fascinating world of fungi, the Slow Food movement, and by numerous local food farmers and foragers.

Over the last few years Robin and his wildlife ecologist wife, Dr. Melanie Clapham created a gourmet mushroom farm called West Coast Mycology, where they grow, culture, preserve, and share gourmet and medicinal mushroom strains from their region as well as around the world. With a culture library constantly expanding, Robin has (for now) traded in his cooking knives for a scalpel and his Mycology laboratory.