Wild Mushroom Foraging Excursions

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Mon, 09 Nov 2020 09:30 AM - Fri, 11 Sep 2020 10:30 AM - Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00 AM - Mon, 09 Nov 2020 03:00 PM


Join Shaggy Jack for a fully immersive 5 hour forest mushroom identification & foraging experience. Students will have the opportunity to forage for some of the Coast’s most popular edible mushrooms, including matsutake (pine) & chanterelles, as well as lesser-known exotic mushrooms, in productive forest sites, as Shaggy Jack hunts for edibles for the market. These excursions are best suited for people who are in decent shape for advanced hiking trails and have the ability to deal with rough, off-trail forest terrain, steep trails & banks, as well as for people who have some experience & basic knowledge of mushroom picking.

=Most excursions will take place on the slopes of Mt. Elphinstone near Gibsons or Roberts Creek, but some excursions may take place elsewhere on the Lower Sunshine Coast between Pender Harbour and Port Mellon. All excursions will end by 4:00pm at the latest. Graduates of Shaggy Jack’s Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners workshops 2018 or 2019 may join these excursions for a discount – $60 per person. Persons joining excursions will be given a list of suggested items to bring along & be provided information about hiking & wildlife safety. All persons joining excursions are personally responsible for their own safety & may be required to sign a liability waiver before joining the excursion.

Shaggy Jack’s regular market picking days are Fridays 10:00-3:00. Sometimes, other dates may be available. People are welcome to make arrangements to join these foraging excursions – contact me via email, call or text before registering & making payment to confirm available dates.

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