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Midsouth Women's Herbal & Nutrition World Present

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The Chattanooga

Medicinal Mushrooms Summit

August 26, 2023

9:00am-5:00pm ET

Nutrition World: 6201 Lee Hwy

Chattanooga, TN

Workshops Offered by:

Sharon Jacks, NBC-HWC and Michelle Rigling, PhD

Registration Information


Summit: $65

Includes Mushroom Coffee & Treats


Lunch: +$18

Includes your choice of "Holy Shiitake" or "Vegan Veg Out" specialty pizza + side salad.

This event is open to all adults.

All details are subject to change in the event of unexpected circumstances, including lunch options, presenters, workshops, and summit location. No refunds are available unless event is fully cancelled.


Workshop Topics

Medicinal Mushrooms: The Basics and Beyond

Mushrooms Medley: Making Mushroom Dishes Easy, Tasty and Fun

Your Brain on Mushrooms: Neurogenesis, Nootropics & Alzheimer's Research

Shiitake Happens: Mushrooms for Emotional & Mental Health + Cancer Recovery Research

Magic Mushrooms in Modern Medicine

Download Workshop Descriptions

Summit Schedule

*Eastern Time*

9:00am Doors Open

9:30am-12pm Workshops

12:15pm Lunch Break

1:00pm-5:00pm Workshops

5:00pm Closing & Shopping

Lunch Choices

Lunch includes specialty pizzas from Mellow Mushroom (2 pieces/person) and organic salad. During registration, you can select one of the following options or bring your own lunch:

Holy Shiitake Pizza

Olive oil and garlic sauce base with roasted shiitake, button, and portobello mushrooms + caramelized onions, cheese blend, and truffle oil drizzle. Vegetarian. Contains gluten and dairy.

Vegan Option: Veg Out Pizza

Red sauce, spinach, peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and vegan cheese. Vegan. Contains gluten.

GF Option 

You can order a gluten-free version of either of the above pizzas for an additional $6. If you select this option, you will receive a 10" personal size pizza. 

Summit Presenters

Michelle Rigling, PhD, Holistic Health Practitioner

Midsouth Women's Herbal Collective

Michelle is the founder and director of The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference & Collective. She is a doctorate-level Transpersonal Counselor, Certified Eco-Therapy Guide, and a board-certified Holistic Health Practitioner who incorporates medicinal mushrooms and herbs into her private practice. Her work focuses on reconnecting people with nature in simple meaningful ways to build self-reliance and support holistic wellness. She provides counseling and offers workshops and retreats through her private practice, Cavewoman Counseling & Retreats. Learn more about her work at

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Sharon Jacks, NBC-HWC, Chef

Studio Veg Productions

Sharon is a nationally board-certified Health and Wellness Coach and received her training at Emory University. She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Cornell University, and is a Certified Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Chef. Additionally, she is an active member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Sharon is the founder and Lead Instructor for Studio Veg Productions, where she specializes in health promoting, delicious, plant-based nutrition and cooking classes. Learn more about her work at

FAQs & Refund Policy


Summit registration includes access to workshops, parking, and complimentary herbal tea and mushroom beverages. Lunch can be added to registration for $18.00 or participants may bring their own.


Registrations are final and non-refundable unless the event is fully cancelled by the host. Unexpected changes to presenters, schedule, or workshops are always possible and we appreciate everyone's understanding in the event something happens that causes us to have to change any of these factors.

In the unlikely event of a public health crisis or unexpected emergency, the host reserves the right to shift this summit to a virtual platform. If this happens, all participants will receive access to live webinars and recordings of all workshops. Summit registration fees will not be refunded. However, lunch payments will be fully refunded. 

The 2023 Chattanooga Herbal Medicine Summit is open to all individuals ages 16+. All attendees must register in advance through the Midsouth Women's Herbal website.

Registrants may select a lunch during registration, bring their own lunch, or eat lunch offsite. Most options within a few miles are fast food and traffic can be very busy in this area of Chattanooga on a Saturday. It is important to plan ahead. There will be no on-site food vendors or concessions.

Important questions and/or concerns should be emailed and resolved before registering. For more information, email us at


  1. The information presented at The Chattanooga Medicinal Mushroom Summit is intended for informational purposes only; this program has not been evaluated by the FDA and the content presented is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

  2. The information presented at The Chattanooga Medicinal Mushrooms Summit related to psilocybin does not constitute legal or medical advice. A person who elects to pursue any of the possible benefits shared during these presentations should first consult with a qualified medical professional or experienced guide as well as carefully consider the following: (1) Psilocybin is a Schedule 1 drug (classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration) and the manufacture, possession, and distribution of psilocybin is illegal under federal law as well as most state and local laws. The hosts, sponsors, presenters and affiliates of The Chattanooga Medicinal Mushrooms Summit do not encourage or advocate acting in any way that violates local, state, or federal laws and regulations.

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