Hello, I’m jody, aka “Shaggy Jack.”

I began foraging for wild mushrooms when I moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2012 as a way to feed my family. I taught myself & my family how to identify dozens of interesting edible, medicinal & toxic species, and I now share my knowledge & skills with other people. My educational workshops offer a unique blend of forest biology, culinary arts & direct experiential foraging. I invite you to join me on my mushroom picking excursions & learn valuable skills you may carry with you for a lifetime.

Shaggy Jack’s Wild Mushrooms is a mushroom foraging and education enterprise located in Gibsons, on British Columbia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. We provide locally foraged wild edible & medicinal mushrooms for restaurants & markets. Our primary mission is to educate people about the ecology of mushrooms and how to safely identify & sustainably harvest wild edible species through classroom presentations & educational forest foraging culinary adventure tours.

Foraging Workshops


Want to learn how to forage wild mushrooms? I’ll teach you how to safely identify and pick mushrooms throughout the Sunshine Coast.

Wholesale Mushrooms


I offer the bulk of my mushrooms for wholesale purchase. Click here to learn more about purchasing exotic mushrooms from me.

Local Markets


I’m currently attending the Robert’s Creek Market on Wednesdays around 2pm. Follow us on Facebook to find out where we are next.