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Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners (Zoom Class + Forest Walk)

Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners (Zoom Class + Forest Walk)

Regular price $99.00 CAD
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This wildly popular immersive mushroom workshop is ideal for beginners who wish to break through the fear factor and learn how to start identifying mushrooms.

The first part of the experience is a 3.5-hour live Zoom class you can take in the comfort of your home. This class will offer:

  • the basics of fungi biology & ecology
  • mushroom habitat
  • everything you need to know to safely identify mushrooms
  • common edible & medicinal mushrooms of Coastal BC
  • processing, preserving & cooking tips for each mushroom

Once the education portion has been completed, Shaggy Jack takes the students on a forest foraging walk to a productive mushroom habitat where they get to apply their newfound identification skills in the field with guidance from an expert. Students get to take home a variety of edible mushrooms to try out. This forest excursion is approximately 2.5 hours in length.



**Students must take the classroom portion before the forest excursion via live Zoom**

First choose your forest walk from the booking options and you will then receive an e-mail with your Zoom link for the live class. Please make sure you have booked a forest walk that corresponds with the live Zoom class. Usually, there is a Zoom class a week before each the forest walks. Once you have completed your live class, you will be able to attend the in-person excursion. 

Zoom Class:
Wednesday September 14th 6:00-9:30
Wednesday September 28th 6:00-9:30
Thursday October 13th 6:00-9:30
Thursday October 27th 6:00-9:30
Thursday November 10th 6:00-9:30

Forest Walk:
Sunday October 10th 9:00
Sunday October 16th 9:00
Sunday October 23rd 9:00
Sunday October 30th 10:00
Sunday November 6th 10:00
Sunday November 13th 10:00
Sunday November 27th 10:00
Sunday December 4th 10:00

Video Module Class Only - $29
Zoom Class or North Van Live Class Only - $39
Class + Forest Walk - $99
Kids Ages 6-14 - $20 (5 and under free, 15 and up pay adult prices)

Discounts are applied automatically at point of ticket purchase.

Discount 2 people - 5% 
Discount 3-6 people - 15%
Discount 7-11 people - 20%
Discount 11+ people - 25%

Graduate discounts are available for people who have previously taken Shaggy Jack's Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners class. Use discount code GRADUATE at checkout. Only one discount applies. Students using the graduate discount code may be contacted to verify participation in previous classes.

Terms And Conditions
Following registration, an email verification will be sent confirming payment and registration. Students will be asked to sign a risk assessment and liability waiver before attending any forest tours. 2-4 days in advance of forest walks, students will receive an email with information about location and recommendations on what to bring with them.

Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from class locations, which may include travel to sites along forestry service roads. People travelling to the Sunshine Coast via BC Ferries should schedule their trips to allow ample time to make it to class locations on time; locations are in the Gibsons-Roberts Creek area and are typically 5-20 minutes from the Langdale Ferry Terminal.

We require 96 hours notice of any cancellations in order to receive a full refund; postponements and rescheduling are permissible. Live, in-person indoor classes may be switched to Zoom classes by Shaggy Jack on short notice, particularly if there are Public Health Orders that restrict indoor gatherings. Abusive, aggressive or harassing behaviors towards staff or students will not be tolerated, and anyone engaging in such activities may be asked to leave the class and will not be eligible for refunds. For more detailed information on the above issues, click here.

Please note again: the class contains safety information and must be completed before we take you out into the forest.

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