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Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners (In-Person Class + Forest Walk)

Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners (In-Person 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 presentation that teaches:

  • 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

**Students have the option to take the classroom portion in person before the forest excursion or via live Zoom beforehand.**

In the second part, Shaggy Jack takes 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.



The full Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners class includes 3.5 hours of classroom learning + 2.5 hours in the forest. Full day immersive experiences begin in the morning at Shaggy Jack's classroom space in Gibsons and are followed immediately by forest walks in the Gibsons or Roberts Creek area. Folks also have the option of taking the classroom portion via Video or Zoom, or by attending the live class in North Vancouver, and they may book a forest walk on any of the scheduled forest walk dates following a class. This is the in-person class and forest walk course.

Live Class + Forest Walk
Sunday October 2nd 9:00-3:30
Saturday October 8th 9:00-3:30
Saturday October 15th 9:00-3:30
Saturday October 22nd 9:00-3:30
Saturday November 5th 10:00-4:30
Saturday November 12th 10:00-4:30
Saturday November 19th 10:00-4:30
Saturday November 26th 10:00-4:30
Saturday December 3rd 10:00-4:30

Live Class @ MushrooMania Fesitval
Saturday October 29th 9:00 – 2:30
Extra Forest Walk Sunday October 30th 9:00-11:30

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

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