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

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

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*

Select your forest walk in the booking option below, then checkout, and you'll receive a Zoom link via email. Make sure to attend a Zoom class before your forest walk. Only once you've completed the Zoom class can you join the in-person excursion.

Zoom Class

Thursday September 28th 6-9:30pm
Wednesday October 11th 6-9:30pm
Thursday October 25th 6-9:30pm


Forest Walk (approx 2.5 hrs):     

Sunday October 1st 9am
Sunday October 8th 9am
Sunday October 15th 9am      
Sunday October 22nd 9am
Sunday October 29th 9am
Sunday November 12th 9am
Sunday November 19th 9am
Saturday November 25th 9am
Sunday November 26th 9am



Video Module Class Only - $49
Zoom Class  - $59
Class + Forest Walk - $119
Kids Ages 6-14 - $19 (5 and under free, 15 and up pay regular pricing)

Discounts are applied automatically at checkout.

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, and a link to the mandatory zoom class. Then, 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 will be asked to sign a risk assessment and liability waiver before attending their forest tours.

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 behaviours 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. 

Please note: the class contains safety information and must be completed before we take you out into the forest for your mushroom foraging walk.

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