Foraging Tours and Classes in California

Adjacent States Arizona, Nevada, Oregon 1. California School of Hispanic Herbalism Charles R. Garcia is the founder of the California School of Hispanic Herbalism. Located in San Francisco, California. Offers herbalism classes both online and in-person. More information: About | California Academy of Hispanic Herbalism (hispanicherbs.com) Contact: curandero50@gmail.com Events Schedule: Home | California Academy of […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Texas

Adjacent States Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma 1. Ginger Webb Herbalist Ginger Webb is a community herbalist, a permaculturist, a wild plant lover and expert, and more. Her shop is located in Austin, Texas. Her mission is to awaken and nurture her participants’ love for plants. She also offers classes about herbalism. More information: https://gingerwebb.com/about/ […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Illinois

Adjacent States Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin 1. Illinois Mycological Association This club seeks to promote mycology as a form of recreation. They conduct monthly meetings and forays to enhance their knowledge of wild mushroom hunting. More information: http://www.illinoismyco.org/about-us/ Contact: illinoismyco@gmail.com Events Schedule: http://www.illinoismyco.org/events/ 2. Eat The Neighborhood Eat The Neighborhood is a Chicago-based […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Ohio

Adjacent States Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia 1. The Mushroom Hunter Don King, can often be found hiking the forests of Ohio and neighboring states in search of wild mushrooms and other delicious and healthy edibles, which he considers to be the pinnacle of sustainable, local foods. King’s enthusiasm for wild foods stems from […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in North Carolina

Adjacent States Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia 1. Abundance Healing Arts Abundance Healing Arts were founded by Kim Calhoun, a North Carolinian girl. Located in Chatham County, North Carolina. She became immersed in healing arts and creating plant medicine at a young age and offers all-year-round walks, classes, and workshops. More information: https://abundancehealingarts.com/meet-kim/ For inquiries: […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in West Virginia

Adjacent States Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia 1. Mountaineer Wilderness LLC Founded by Mark Chapin, a retired US force. His activities started in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. Focus on survival skills and wilderness regions. He offers classes, hikes, and other courses for youth and adults. More information: http://mountaineerwilderness.com/about-us Contact: MARK@MOUNTAINEERWILDERNESS.COM Events Schedule: http://mountaineerwilderness.com/plants-and-trees 2. The […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Michigan

Adjacent States Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin 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. More information: https://www.facebook.com/greatlakesforagingco/ Contact: greatlakesforagingco@gmail.com Events Schedule: https://www.facebook.com/pg/greatlakesforagingco/events/?ref=page_internal 2. Jim Mcdonald Jim Mcdonald is a self-taught herbalist. He is […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Tennessee

Adjacent States Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia 1. Cumberland Mycological Society Cumberland Mycological Society is a non-profit organization, located in Crossville, Tennessee. It seeks to promote the study of mushrooms, the enjoyment of gathering them, and the harmonious exchange of information. This happens mainly in East and Middle Tennessee. More information: […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Georgia

Adjacent States Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee 1. Ever Wilder Ever Wilder offers plant walks and foraging events year-round in Ellijay, GA on a beautiful mountain homestead. Learn primitive skills, Appalachian folklore, medicinal herbs, edible plants, and more.  More information: http://everwilderfarm.com/ Contact: everwilderfarm@gmail.com Events Schedule: http://everwilderfarm.com/classes/ Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/everwilderfarm 2. Medicine Bow Mark […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Nebraska

Adjacent States Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Wyoming 1. Spiritus Vitae Botanicals LLC Paul and Nicole Saville are the owners of Spiritus Vitae Botanicals LLC. They offer seasonal herb walks and farm tours, and individual or group presentations. More information: https://www.spiritusvitaebotanicals.com/ Contact: spiritusvitaebotanicals@gmail.com Events Schedule: https://www.spiritusvitaebotanicals.com/classes Social Media: Events & Classes | Spiritus Vitae […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Minnesota

Adjacent States Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin 1. Ironwood Foraging Co. Tim Clemens founded Ironwood Foraging Co. to offer hands-on foraging workshops to the Minneapolis area. Tim is the President of the Minnesota Mycological Society, a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and a Certified Wild Mushroom Expert. Offering public and private talks and workshops on […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Oklahoma

Adjacent States Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas 1. Oklahoma Mycological Society Oklahoma Mycological Society is a non-profit organization that is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their interest lies in learning about mushrooms and fungi. More information: https://okfungi.com/learn Contact: contact@okfungi.com Events Schedule: Oklahoma Mycological Society (okfungi.org) Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/okfungi/

Foraging Tours and Classes in Colorado

Adjacent States Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming 1. Colorado Mycological Society Located in Denver, the Colorado Mycological Society is a non-profit organization. They seek to promote the study and appreciation of mycology as they discover, photograph, identify, collect, and preserve mushrooms. More information: https://cmsweb.org/about/ Contact: MariHShaw@aol.com Events Schedule: https://cmsweb.org/society-events/ 2. Modern Forager […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Kentucky

Adjacent States Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia 1. The Hungry Forager The Hungry Forager was established by George Barnett in early April 2020. As George studied trees, fungi, plants, and ecology over the previous four years, he was always foraging in his free time. The Hungry Forager provides wild food education and […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Missouri

Adjacent States Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Tennessee, Oklahoma 1. First Earth Wilderness School LLC Bo Brown is the founder of First Earth School LLC. First Earth School LLC teaches valuable life-saving survival skills and information about the natural world which has practical use. It offers outings, workshops, demonstrations, and school programs. More information: […]

Foraging Tours and Classes in Arkansas

Adjacent States Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas Note: No foraging /Wild Edible Tours or class providers could be found for this state. See links: Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas If you provide tours and classes, please contact us at eattheplanet.org@gmail.com.

Foraging Tours and Classes in Indiana

Adjacent States Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio 1. The Indiana Herbal Center Katherine Novotny manages The Indiana Herbal Center. She is a western clinical herbal educator, practitioner, folklore enthusiast, and an urban homesteader/beekeeper. The Indiana Herbal Center is a place where you learn and reconnect with plants as medicine. She offers classes and apprenticeships. More information: […]

Giant Puffball Mushroom, a Soft and Tasty Delicacy

Giant puffball mushroom (Calvatia gigantea)

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in September 2019. Updated April 2022. Puffball is a name often given to mushroom species with a rounded shape. But, in this article, we’ll focus on one specific puffball, the giant puffball mushroom (Calvatia gigantea). As its name suggests, this wild edible mushroom can grow up to a […]

Dryad’s Saddle, a Unique and Tasty Mushroom

Dryad’s saddle (Polyporus squamosus)

Walk around your local forest and you’ll probably spot some wild mushrooms growing on tree stumps. Take a closer look at these mushrooms, you might be lucky enough to find some edible ones. Dryad’s saddle (Polyporus squamosus) or pheasant back mushroom is one of these valuable wild edibles. In the wild, you can recognize these […]

Maitake, the Wonderful King of Mushrooms

Maitake (Grifola frondosa)

Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is a type of mushroom that’s native to China, Japan, and North America. To Westerners, maitake is often called hen of the woods and sheep’s head mushrooms. Despite being a native to North America as well, these mushrooms are more commonly found in Asian supermarkets throughout the US. The name Maitake itself […]