Foraging Tours and Classes in Alabama

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Foraging Tours, Walks, Classes, and Groups (Updated for 2024)

The list below has been curated to include only those groups and foragers that schedule regular events and are currently active. Please email us about any broken links or incorrect links so we can keep the list updated. If you offer classes or scheduled foraging events feel free to contact us about being added to the list.-

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Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee

1. Feral Foraging

Jesse runs Feral Foraging, an education platform to teach you how to forage safely and responsibly. They host in-person classes and upload online videos that are freely available to all. They also run the Alabama Foraging Club to coordinate events throughout the state that you can check out on Facebook!

2. Alabama Mushroom Society

Alabama Mushroom Society is a group whose focus is on learning and identifying mushrooms. Its’ mission is to gather people with the same interest and educate them about fungi through mushroom foraging and plant walks.

3. Gulf States Mycological Society

Gulf States Mycological Society is an organization that was created to promote the appreciation and to further the study of fungal flora on the Gulf Coast. This society offers forays and other activities.

Note: No update on their activity page as of the moment. This might have been affected by the COVID-19 situation. Please check from time to time to see if the page has been updated.

4. The Southern Herbalist

Darryl Paton is the owner of The Southern Herbalist and spends most of his time hunting, gathering, and working with medicinal plants. He offers classes on medicinal and wild edibles and herbalism.

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  1. Trying to find someone in or around mobile Alabama who teaches foraging and provides proper plant identification. From what I have read in the foragers guide to wild foods. Way too many look a like to trust myself from a picture with the description.

    1. Hi Ron. I am in Mobile and looking for someone to learn from. Have you found anyone? If you haven’t, maybe we should form a local group and learn together. Thanks.

  2. Tried to find someone around mobile and lucedale Mississippi offering hands on foraging with no luck.

    1. We went on a plant walk with Sophia Forestall, last Saturday, June 10th. This Saturday, June 17th, we will be on a plant walk with Joseph Hosey in Larurel. I found the information to join both of these classes on that facebook group “Mississippi Foraging Community”. If Laurel is not too far away, here is a link to Joseph Hosey’s page. The Free State Forager
      Here is the link to the Mississippi Foraging Community

      1. I forgot to include that Sophia Forestall’s plant walk was in Biloxi at Hiller Park. That may be a little closer for you than Laurel, MS. Sophia also announces her plant walks on the Mississippi Foraging Community’s fb page.

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