Foraging Tours and Classes in Massachusetts

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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. Rachel Goclawski

Rachel Goclawski is a certified educator, naturalist, and wild food foraging guide in Massachusetts. She conducts foraging and mushrooming classes all over MA. She is also the woman behind Cooking with Mrs. G on Facebook.

2. Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is a naturalist and food enthusiast. His love for wild edible plants started way back when he was in high school. Foraging walks and classes are being conducted by Russ Cohen in most parts of New England. He authored the book Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten.

3. Soul Gardens with Herbalist Iris Weaver

Iris Weaver is a herbalist located in Beverly, Massachusetts. She learned about wild and cultivated plants which can be used as food or medicine. She leads plant walks and teaches about making and using herbal medicine products and herbal skincare.

4. Northeast Wild Food (Stephen Kerr)

Stephen Kerr has been foraging in Western MA for over 10 years, becoming familiar with the plants of the region. He leads plant walks year round, focusing on plants that provide more than just a trailside nibble. 

5. The 3 Foragers

The 3 Foragers are Robert, Karen, and Gillian who are from Hampshire, Massachusetts. They conduct talks and classes about foraging wild food, eating weeds, wild edible plants, fungi, wild mushrooms and sometimes eating invasive plants. They do talks and classes in CT and MA.

25 Responses

  1. I have been foraging for 56 years, and I have been leading walks for 10 years. I have 5 primary locations and many secondary spots. To date, I have found 2 boletes, maybe 10 others, 2 Hen of the Woods, and a few coral mushrooms. This is not normal. This should be the key week for the summer season. What I need to know is are you having the same success? I have 3 theories as to why, but I may need input. I would appreciate any responses. Thanks,

  2. I’m not sure how to obtain this info: I’m interested in joining walks, taking classes, and in general, finding out about foraging in the greater Haverhill, MA, area. If anyone can provide me with info , I’d really appreciate it! I’m a total beginner, and would love to hear about any resources and info. Thanks!

    1. Hi Nancy,

      I’m an avid wild edible plants forager with 10 years’ experience, living in Greenfield MA. A bit far out from Haverhill area, but I would be more than happy to travel your way to lead a walk. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at


      1. I’m an interested beginner also – I’m in Ipswich – please let me know if you find a class or someone nesrby

  3. Hi. I’m interested in lectures, classes or walks to learn about mushroom, or other foraging in the greater Haverhill, MA, area. I’m a rank beginner and a rookie veggie gardener. Could smukone give info on pursuing this interest ?

  4. Hi, first time mushroom forager, have been wanting to do it for a very long time! Any suggestions for a planned walk in the Sharon/Dedham area?!? Thanks so much!!!

  5. I am a beginner regarding mushrooms. I am interested in any classes you might know of.

    Cindy King

  6. Hi …I am also looking for a forager/teacher with practical skills and a firm knowledge base for identifying edible herbs, plants, and fungi in the wild… I reside in southeastern New England area close to Cape Cod but am willing to travel if needed..
    I currently taking courses in family herbalism…so I am looking to learn to identify these treasures, gifts that surround…Ty🙏

  7. I would recommend contacting the Audubon society I am going to because they’re the leaders in the book world for plant identification so they likely have sources locally plus there is an actual Audubon refuge from what I have been told in mattapan.

  8. Hello, I’ve been foraging, mostly mushrooms, here on the south shore for about ten years. I was just on a foray where the guides showed us numerous other edibles like leaves, bark and berries. Im very interested in taking classes and hopefully becoming a guide someday as well.

  9. I find all kinds of mushrooms during our RAINY year. I live in North Adams and would love to find someone that can keep me alive by pointing out the good v the bad. Thanks, Dan

  10. Hello i am in the westfield area i have foraged alittle in California but then moved to westfield Ma and learned that most of the plants i found on the west coast are not on the east coast lol . I am very interested in learning the species over here. If there is anyone looking to do a walk or class i am willing to travel to join that group or person
    thank you

  11. I’m in the Boston area and would love to take a foraging class in mass or nh! Is there a cost associated? Thank you!

    1. Hi Kaitlyn, I am another novice in the Boston area (Wellesley) – I have reached out to a few people who offering foraging classes (from Western MA, CT) – if you are interested in joining Please drop me a note
      – my email is – if I come across someone I’ll loop you in.

  12. Greetings, I’m interested in foraging, specifically mushrooms. Interest Ed in group sessions/classes. Thank you

  13. Will be checking your site often as I’d would love to join a foraging walk to learn! Been meaning to do this for a long time. I have friends that would like to as well. I love in Granville, MA.

  14. I’m in the southern MA area and I’m interested in taking foraging classes and walks. If there is classes in Fallriver or Tiverton area, I’m interested. Thank you.

  15. Total beginner here and would love to see a walk/instruction in the south of Boston area. Some DCR areas for this would be Wompatuck, Blue Hills, Webb State Park, Borderland, and Ames Nowell. Are there any in this area?

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