Foraging Tours and Classes in Michigan

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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. Great Lakes Foraging Co.

Great Lakes Foraging Co. is a group in Michigan whose focus is on mother nature’s gourmet and medicinal treasures. It offers classes and forays.

2. Jim Mcdonald

Jim Mcdonald is a self-taught herbalist. He is from White Lake, Michigan. Conducts herb classes, workshops, weed walks, and many more. Focus on identification, medicinal uses, herbal properties, etc.

3. In Your Element

Luke and Katie Venechuk lead regularly scheduled foraging and wild tending classes in West Michigan. The two are native Michiganders living in the Grand River valley of Lowell and both engineers by trade. In 2020 Katie became one of the first certified Forest Therapy Guides in Michigan. In 2021 Luke was certified as a Wild Mushroom Expert by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development.

4. Nomi Foraging

Clay Bowers is the founder of Nomi Foraging. He is from Northern Michigan and his passion is learning about plants and fungi. He offers classes for all ages. Monthly foraging happens in Northern Michigan from Spring to Fall season.

5. Will Forage for Food

Rachel Mifsud is the founder of Will Forage for food and is located in Southern Michigan. However, most of their activities are conducted in the Great Lakes region. Classes are about edible and medicinal plant walks, mushroom growing, cooking, tanning, and making of primitive tools.

14 Responses

  1. I live outskirts of Gaylord Michigan to do like take a walk in the woods all so I do like take photo pictures of different plants and butterflies animals find all different types of plants I am wondering what type of plants I can eat when I am hungry I’d like to be safe more than sorry what I mean by that I don’t wanna kill myself eating the dead plants

  2. Interested in 2 ish day mushroom class and cooking ideas and accommodations. Nature walk a plus.

    1. Morris, I will be heading a walk in Maybury State Park on Sunday Oct 1 in the morning. Check park for event notifications.

  3. Is there any mushroom identification classes offered in or around the Thumb of Michigan. If so where and when. Thank you in advance.

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