Foraging 101: Intro to Foraging

You know you want to forage, but you don’t know where to start… You don’t know how to determine if a site is safe, or legal to forage at. You’re not sure what types of tools you should take into the woods. You feel nervous about mis-identifying things, harvesting them improperly, processing them wrong, or cooking them incorrectly. So, what are some basic things you need to consider as a beginning forager? Come find out.

Foraging 101 Series: What should you expect?

Each class includes a Foraging Walk, a lecture/discussion, reading materials, and even “homework” that you can do to follow up on your new skills. Because to really learn about something, you need to see it, hear it, and practice it.

This series will run on the last Wednesday of the month from 6-9pm at Tantre Farm in Chelsea, MI.

  • April 24: Basics of Foraging
  • May 29: Ecology for Foragers: Finding the Plants You Want
  • June 26: Intro to Plants
  • July 31: Intro to Mushrooms
  • Augsut 28: Can I Eat This? How to ID an Unknown
  • September 25: Plants Every Forager Should Know

Register HERE.

Cost for each class is $25 per person, $40 per family. Space in these classes is limited, so you will need to RSVP to reserve your spot.

Note: We may encounter thorns, mosquitoes, poison ivy, rain, etc. So dress appropriately to be in the woods. Long pants, hiking boots or tennis shoes, a hat, sun protection, insect protection, and water are recommended. You are welcome to bring a camera, your notebook, snacks, and your foraging basket.