Foraging Tours and Classes in Florida

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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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1. Eat The Weeds

Eat the Weeds is the page owned by Green Deane, who is known to be a credible person in the foraging community. He offers regular and private classes about wild edibles, mushrooms, and medicinal plants.

2. Florida Herbal Conference

Florida Herbal Conference is a gathering of people whose interest lies in herbalism that is located in Goldenrod, Florida. Their workshop focuses are the following: clinical herbalism, herbal crafts, herbal tradition and history, medicine making, plant identification walks, and hands-on demonstrations.

3. Florida School of Holistic Living

Florida School of Holistic Living is a non-profit organization that offers plant walks, workshops, and classes (live classes or learn from home).

4. Gulf States Mycological Society

Gulf States Mycological Society is an organization created to promote appreciation for and further the study of fungal flora on the Gulf Coast. They also host forays and offer 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.

29 Responses

  1. I’m interested in taking classes to learn more about living off the land . Can you let me know if there are any classes in the Jacksonville Fl area? Thank you.

  2. I an extremely interested in mushroom foraging. I go just about anywhere in the state to learn. You can even to a class on my 30 wooded acres if you like, 8n Gilchrist County.

  3. I am interested in doing mushroom hunting. Do you show us or just give access to your property? I am new to this but want to start somewhere. Thank you.

    1. Hi Kierston! I was searching for foraging near me..visiting in Gulf Breeze so only about an hr away? I plan on coming each winter to visit. I forage in the midwest as a beginner, but have been taught as growing up by grandparents. Looking to improve my skills and share mine. 60 yr old female so safe to meet. 913 609 9915

      1. My name is Andrea Elliott and I live in Pensacola Florida. I’m looking for a group here in Pensacola and I would love to meet you sometime. My phone number is 901-481-6362.

        1. I found this forum looking for a group myself. I’m in Pensacola and want to learn foraging as a beginner. 54 yo female, also safe. Phone:850-549-8195.

    2. I am in Navarre, Florida and wanting to learn as well.

      For all of you in Pensacola, start one. If 10 people know 1 plant and share it, then you all know 10 plants. And just think, If everyone keeps learning 1 more and sharing it, how much you’ll all learn.

  4. I’m interested in taking my homeschooling 7 years old son to learn from the nature about plants which grown in the wild we can eat and we should avoid. He loves work with me in our gardening backyard area.
    Would you please able to let me know if there are any group/classes in the Seminole Florida area?
    Thank you so much!

  5. Any foraging classes (the basics to begin, since I’m a newbie to all things foragible). I live in the west Lake Worth, Florida area, and I’m seriously interested in learning how to distinguish the edible from the inedible, the real deal from wannabe lookalikes, and the list goes on. Anything to get me started on my foraging journey would be incredibly helpful. Thank you.

    1. Hi Lois,
      I’m in west Lake Worth, FL too. Any other people interested in foraging?
      I’m looking to connect with other gardeners, herbalist’s, foragers in the local community that support food sovereignty and independent sustainability. I’m a beginner with various edible plant books, a small garden looking to learn and share towards a healthier lifestyle separate from food supply chains/gov’t agencies/national stores and want to learn more with other like-minded individuals. Thank you.

  6. We have a variety of mushrooms on our property in Okeechobee, FL., many under the oak trees. We’d love to hire a guide to help us identify them. I love mushrooms but there are deadly lookalikes. Please help 🙂

  7. Hello! Looking for foraging groups and the beginnings of herbalism. I am super interested but it’s quite overwhelming as to where to begin. Thanks!

  8. Hi, I’m Sara in Lakeland. Also interested I’m learning more about foraging and herbalism but overwhelmed at all the options! Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!

  9. I’m looking for a place to go in or around Tampa. Would love to get together with a group to learn more about hunting.

  10. Hi, I teach foraging classes for libraries and community benefits. I do them 3-4 times a year. My next event is this weekend Nov 18th at Turkey Creek Preserve and 19th at the UF Marston Science Library. You can find more out on my Instagram wild_creatrix. Cheers!

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