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

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

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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 class 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

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.



This Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners experience includes 3.5 hours of classroom learning followed by 2.5 hours in the Gibsons or Roberts Creek forest. We start in the morning at Shaggy Jack's Gibsons classroom.

Can't make the whole day?

You can choose to take the classroom portion beforehand via:

  • live Zoom class
  • prerecorded video

And then, book a foraging adventure on a different date (2024 Schedule TBC). You must complete the class portion before attending the forest foraging walk.


Bring a friend or family member! If you're booking more than one person per event use code GROUP to receive 5% off your entire order at checkout! Limit one use per customer.

Graduate discounts for past attendees of Shaggy Jack's Wild Mushroom Foraging For Beginners: Use code GRADUATE at checkout. One discount per student. Verification of past class participation may be required.

Terms And Conditions

Upon registration, you'll get an email confirming payment. Next, 2-4 days before your forest walk, you'll receive another email with location details and what to bring. Once on-site you'll need to sign a risk assessment and liability waiver.

You're responsible for your transportation, including travel on forest service roads. If arriving via BC Ferries, plan accordingly. The classroom is in Gibsons and forest locations are in the Gibsons-Roberts Creek area, 5-20 minutes from the Langdale Ferry Terminal.

Cancellation requires 96 hours' notice for a full refund; postponements are allowed. Shaggy Jack may switch in-person classes to Zoom if necessary due to health orders. We won't tolerate abusive behaviour, which may result in removal without refunds.

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

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