Foraging Tours and Classes in Washington


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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. Rebecca Lexa, Naturalist

Rebecca Lexa specializes in teaching nature identification, foraging, and other natural history classes. Her focus is on giving people the tools and skills they need to identify animals, plants, and fungi that they encounter in nature. In-person classes and tours coming in 2022! 

 

2. Earthwalk Northwest

Frank and Karen Sherwood are the owners and founders of Earthwalk Northwest. Located in Issaquah, a city in King County, Washington. They create unique courses to provide in-depth and hands-on experience. Offers programs on earth awareness, wild edibles, and more.

3. Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society

KPMS is created to gather those who are interested in mycology. Located in Bremerton, a city in Kitsap County, Washington. This organization studies, collects, appreciates, and shares knowledge. They also hold mushroom forays and meetings.

4. Langdon Cook

He is a writer, instructor, and lecturer in the field of wild foods and outdoor activities. Most of his activities are done in Washington. Offers classes on wild foods. foraging, outdoors, about his books, and creative writing.

5. Northwest Mushroomers Association

Northwest Mushroomers Association is focused on appreciating and understanding mushrooms. Located in Bellingham, a city(coastal) in Whatcom County, Washington. The group studies, identifies, and gathers information about fungi, as well as holding meetings and forays. 

6. Puget Sound Mycological Society

PSMS’s purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation of the field of mycology as a form of hobby and science. Located in Seattle, Washington. They conduct meetings, classes, and wild mushroom shows.

7. Wildcraft

Wildcraft wants to awaken its participants’ creativity and improve their understanding through hands-on activities. Activities are done mostly in Pacific Northwest. Conducts wild food foraging and medicine, and other activities.

9 Responses

  1. I live in Spokane and am interested in finding a person or class that teaches foraging skills in this area.

    1. Me too. Let me know if you find anyone. There doesn’t seem to be, in the way of foraging, many learning opportunities in Eastern Washington. Thats to bad, it’s a great place to forage.

    1. I also live in Olympia, looking for the same thing! Check Eventbrite, there is a foraging class at the end of august

  2. Hello! I’m a horticulture student from CO. A couple of my classmates and I are planning a trip to WA to forage and learn about culinary and medicinal mushrooms next year. We haven’t settled on what time is best to come, still in the R&D stage. Looking for education and hands-on. Thank you for any advice or direction!

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