Upcoming Classes and Events

Looking for something to do? We teach a variety of classes and camps throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes region.  

 2023 Great Lakes Foragers Gathering, June 8-11, 2022. 


Our camps are small group intensives. Registration for these camps is limited to a small group of students to allow for a lot of instructor-student interaction. Because space is limited, camps tend to fill quickly.  For additional info about the camps and to register, click here

Spring Mushroom Camp, 5/19-5/21

Skills Camp for Women, 6/30-7/2

Bushcraft Skills Camp, 8/11-8/13

Online Foraging Classes

Want to learn to forage on your own time, in your own backyard? Designed for zones 5 and 6, east of the Mississippi, this class will help you to become a competent, confident forager. Class runs April thru October.  click here for more info


Plant Walks 

Click here to register. 

Plant walks are excellent learning opportunities for those with beginning to intermediate foraging skills, and for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of the local flora. Our discussion will include information about identification, methods of harvest, preparation, and use. We will explore the area and chose around 20-25 edible, medicinal, or otherwise useful plants and mushrooms to focus on.

Kids under 12 are free with paid adult. Walks are almost never cancelled due to weather (one time in 12 years), so dress accordingly. We will be mostly on trails, no need to dress for bushwhacking. (I often am in shorts and even barefoot.) You may want to bring a notebook, camera, and water. No other gear is required.

Spring Schedule:

4/29, noon-2:00pm, Ft. Custer State Park, Augusta, MI (meet at the Whitford Lake pavilion parking area- pavilion, not boat launch)

4/29, 4:00-6:00pm, Tantre Farm, Chelsea, MI (2510 Hayes Rd)

4/30, noon-2:00pm, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Toledo, OH (meet in the 1st parking lot on the right just after you enter)

4/30, 4:00-6:00pm, Crosswinds Marsh, New Boston, MI

5/7, noon-2:00pm, Farmstead Park, Sterling Heights, MI (meet at the far end of the parking lot)

5/7, 4:00-6:00pm, Brighton Recreation Area, Brighton, MI (meet at Bishop Lake complex, beach parking, by the big carved eagle totem pole type thing)

5/13, noon-2:00pm, Millennium Park, Grand Rapids, MI (meet at the pavilion at Seccia Meadows)

5/13, 4:00-6:00pm, Grand Woods Park, Lansing, MI (take a left when you go into the park and meet at the north end of the big parking lot)