NEW! – Video Class + Foraging Excursion – SAVE MONEY

By: Shaggy Jack

Total Seat: 90 (87 Left)
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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 09:00 AM - Mon, 14 Dec 2020 10:00 AM


Due to overwhelming demand and concerns about COIVD, Shaggy Jack is now offering a video version of the classroom presentation for a discount price over what students are paying for Zoom or live classes. The information presented is exactly the same, but you get to watch the video at your convenience before joining a forest excursion.

After signing up for the video option, please send an email to to arrange to join a forest walk. For those who can’t join a forest walk, there is the option to take the video class only.

Part 1: Introduction to Mushroom Identification – Video – 3 Hours

Classroom Presentation: Shaggy Jack gives beginners a crash course slideshow presentation in mushroom foraging, teaching the basics of mushroom life cycles & ecology, how to safely identify & pick mushrooms, what resources are needed for mushroom picking, & introduces students to a wide variety of common edible, medicinal & toxic mushroom species found on the Sunshine Coast, with tips on identifying, harvesting, processing & cooking specific species.

Part 2: Forest Foraging Excursion – 2.5 Hours @ outdoor spot near Gibsons or Roberts Creek

For the second half of the class, Shaggy Jack takes students on a field trip to one of his favorite mushroom picking spots to identify & forage for mushrooms in their natural forest habitat. This gives students hands-on experience picking mushrooms while Shaggy Jack helps students identify mushrooms and answers their questions.

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