Foraging Tours and Classes in Pennsylvania

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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.-

Adjacent States

Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey

1. The Wild Foodies of Philly

The Wild Foodies of Philly is a volunteer group of 5200+ members who, since 2010, have conducted educational tours of wild plants for their use as food, fiber, and medicine. They have also created a “resource website” which contains a wealth of information, as well as links to their free meetup.

2. Forage Culture

Forage Culture is an organization dedicated to changing the culture to be more curious about food through classes in foraging, cooking classes, and farm tours. We partner with local farms in the York and Baltimore areas to teach safe foraging.

3. Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society

Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society has offices in Wayne and Pike Counties and Sullivan County in New York. Its goal is to educate people about the role of fungi in the environment. The group seeks to inform the role of mushrooms in diet, medicine, and it can be a form of hobby. They conduct mushroom classes and foraging.

4. Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education

Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education was founded in 2004.Located at 4945 Horn Road, York, PA 17406. This is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to create a farm where they can restore ecological health and provide food to the community. They offer various classes to different age groups and one of those is foraging.

5. Nathaniel Whitmore

Nathaniel Whitmore is an herbalist and acupressure practitioner in Milford, Pennsylvania. He offers wild food and medicinal herbs walk in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

6. Return to Nature

Dan Farella’s mission is to teach people about nature’s diversity- wild plants, mushrooms, and medicinal herbs. He and his friends conducted their activities in various places, such as Pennsylvania, New York State, California, Delaware, New Jersey, New Mexico and many more. Return to Nature offers classes, workshops and educate people about wild plants and mushroom foraging, herbalism, survival skills, and theories which revolves around nature.

7. The Wild Edibles Lady

Debbie Naha-Koretzky is a foraging instructor and a licensed dietitian nutritionist, a master gardener, and a naturalist. She seeks to teach and let people learn how to identify wild edibles, harvest them safely, and prepare it properly. She offers foraging tours, walks, and a cooking demo.

8. Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club

Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club main focus is mushrooming. They encourage to have fun, learn, and exchange information about wild mushrooms. They conduct walks and forays in places like PA, NC, NY, and other places.

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