Foraging Tours and Classes in California


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Foraging Tours, Walks, Classes, and Groups (Updated for 2021)

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.- eattheplanet.org@gmail.com

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1. California School of Hispanic Herbalism

Charles R. Garcia is the founder of the California School of Hispanic Herbalism. Located in San Francisco, California. Offers herbalism classes both online and in-person.

2. Feral Kevin

Feral Kevin does his foraging activities in San Francisco Bay area, Northern California. He is a foraging, food, and natural health enthusiast. Offers walks, talks, classes, and tours.

3. forageSF

Isa Rabins created forageSF and it is called a “not-only-for-profit”. It is located in Northern California and offers classes on mushrooms, seafood, and wild edible foraging.

4. Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz

FFSC is a non-profit organization that is located in Santa Cruz, California. Composed of individuals who love to study and further their learning about wild mushrooms. Hosts forays, meetings, and fungus fairs.

5. Humboldt Mycological Society

Humboldt Mycological Society focuses on identification, ecology, photography, and more. It is a group whose interest is in the fungi found in northwestern California. Conduct monthly informative meetings, field trips, workshops, and annual Mushroom trips.

6. Mendocino Coast Mushroom Club

MCMC is composed of local fungi foragers located in Fort Bragg, California. The group finds wild mushrooms, identifies them, cooks, and more. Hosts forays, workshops, meetings, and invite speakers.

7. Mycological Society of San Francisco

Mycological Society of San Francisco was created to enhance people’s understanding and enjoyment of mushrooms and fungi. Every year, they sponsor classes that discuss mushroom identification, cultivation, basics of mycology, and more.

8. San Diego Mycological Society

San Diego Mycological Society is composed of people who love to learn about mycology, located in Lemon Grove, California. They discuss culinary, cultivation, mushroom identification, and host forays, classes, and meetings.

9. Sierra Botanica

Rachel Berry, Matt Berry, and Amara are the people behind Sierra Botanica, located in Northern California. They want to promote health and wellness in a multi-disciplinary, holistic form. Offers herbalism classes.

10. Sonoma County Mycological Association

SOMA is a non-profit association located in Santa Rosa, California. Its focus is on learning and educating people about the world of fungi. They also host forays, cooking, growing, and more.

11. The Dandelion Herbal Center

Jane Bothwell owns The Dandelion Herbal Center, which offers classes and field trips. She is a home-based community herbalist.

11 Responses

  1. I’m looking for foraging tours in Sacramento County; Placer county; Amador County; Nevada County or Yolo County?

    1. Kathy I live in Sacramento county and I’m also looking for foraging instruction. Have you had any luck finding someone?

      1. There is a really great mycologist in that area named Ajax Dempsey. You can find him on the California Mushroom identification Facebook page. I just had a tour with him last weekend. Keep in mind he only does mushrooms though.

        1. Sorry, the group is actually called “Sacramento mushroom enthusiasts” I got mixed up because I’m a member of a few groups.

  2. My daughter is 8 and is asking for classes, workshops, foraging tools, and books because she wants to “be a mushroom hunter”. I’m looking for CA classes that would be accepting of a young enthusiast. We are in Yolo County, but willing to drive a bit for the opportunity.

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