“My mushroom foraging experience with Shaggy Jack was second-to-none. I learned so much in a single day and I’ve been enjoying Lobster mushrooms, Pines and Chanterelles in my meals more than I’d like to admit.” – Rich U.

[Workshop] Wild Mushroom Foraging for Beginners – $60 pp

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By attending this workshop you’ll feel comfortable to go foraging with a guidebook and be able to identify safe-to-eat mushrooms that you can forage and cook at home.

We will start with a learning component indoors so you can learn the keys to identifying mushrooms that are safe to eat and which are poisonous (this is critical!).

Then we will head outside for a short foraging excursion so you can learn in real-time how to forage correctly. This is a rewarding skill that lasts a lifetime.

Workshop Agenda:

Part 1: Introduction To Mushroom Identification

Classroom slideshow & presentation. Shaggy Jack gives beginners a crash course in mushroom foraging, teaching the basics of mushroom life cycles & ecology, how to safely identify & pick mushrooms, & introduces students to a wide variety of common edible, medicinal & toxic mushroom species found on the Sunshine Coast. This course is highly recommended for anybody who wants to get into mushrooms but doesn’t know where to start.

Part 2: Forest Foraging Excursion

For the second part of the class, Shaggy Jack takes students on a field trip to identify & forage for mushrooms in their natural forest habitat.

This part of the experience is invaluable as you learn how to train your eye for mushrooms. You’ve probably walked past more than you realize. This will give you new perspectives and inspire you to forage.

Select a date below to reserve your workshop seat.

Saturday September 21 – Wild Mushroom Foraging for Beginners – SOLD OUT!

Saturday October 12 – Wild Mushroom Foraging for Beginners – SOLD OUT!

Sunday October 20 – Wild Mushroom Foraging for Beginners at MushrooMania

Saturday October 26 – Wild Mushroom Foraging for Beginners

Sunday November 10 – Wild Mushroom Foraging for Beginners

Sunday November 17 – Wild Mushroom Foraging for Beginners

I accept credit cards online using Stripe and if you want to pay via eTransfer you may email me to arrange that.

For more information about events, contact Shaggy Jack: shaggyjackswildmushrooms@gmail.com.
Call or text 604-366-1950

Forage To Table: Gathering & Cooking Wild Mushrooms

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Part 1: Forest Foraging Excursion

We start the day with a mushroom foraging excursion led by Shaggy Jack, who will take students to a productive mushroom patch featuring a variety of good local wild edible mushroom species.

Part 2: Wild Mushroom Cooking With Chef Benjamin Berwick

After gathering mushrooms, students will return to the kitchen to a wild mushroom cooking demonstration led by chef Benjamin Berwick of Drift Cafe & Bistro in Gibsons. Ben is a skilled forager who frequently uses foraged
mushrooms in the dishes served at Drift. Students will be able to sample culinary creations made from the mushrooms they freshly picked.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday September 29 – Forage To Grill: Rainforest Mushroom Hunt & Cookout

Saturday October 5 – Forage To Kitchen: Gathering & Cooking Wild Mushrooms

For more information about events, contact Shaggy Jack
shaggyjackswildmushrooms@gmail.com
call or text 604-366-1950

Wild Mushroom Foraging Excursions

Join Shaggy Jack for a fully immersive 4-5 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.

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Wild Mushroom Foraging Excursions

For more information about events, contact Shaggy Jack
shaggyjackswildmushrooms@gmail.com
call or text 604-366-1950

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