Few rewards are greater than harvesting baskets full of delicious, wild edible mushrooms from the forest. These rewards, however, are only offered to those who have the knowledge to successfully, confidently, and safely forage wild fungi.
FORAGING WILD MUSHROOMS is a step-by-step course designed to teach you the skills necessary to confidently and successfully forage wild mushrooms. Whether you're interested in foraging for food, for medicine, for study, or just for fun, this online course covers the most important lessons to get you started and to keep you going!
If you've ever considered harvesting wild mushrooms but didn't know where to start, or where to go, or how to discern between edible and poisonous species, FORAGING WILD MUSHROOMS will equip you with the skills necessary to ensure that your harvests are safe and successful.
With guided lessons through high-quality videos and supplemental materials along the way, you'll be foraging mushrooms in no time!
I’m beyond thrilled to be sharing this course with you!
I’ve been teaching mushroom courses all over the eastern United States for several years. I’m also a board member, walk leader, and club identifier for one of the largest mushroom organizations in North America — the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club.
Over the years, I’ve interacted with countless aspiring foragers and I’ve heard recurring struggles time and again: “I don’t know where to start.” “What are these mushrooms in my yard?” “How do I avoid harvesting the wrong mushroom?” “I have no idea what to do with wild mushrooms once I bring them home.” “How do I make medicinal mushroom extractions?”
These are all great questions and valid concerns. Truthfully, mushroom hunting can be very difficult without the proper instruction and resources. And it can certainly be difficult without the guidance of an experienced teacher.
That’s why I created FORAGING WILD MUSHROOMS — to help aspiring foragers safely and successfully harvest and process wild mushrooms with confidence.
FORAGING WILD MUSHROOMS is a 4-season online course that equips you with all the instruction you need to get started — including guided lessons on mushroom ecology, mushroom biology, common edible mushrooms, medicinal mushrooms, poisonous mushrooms, cooking techniques, medicine-making, and more.
I’ve derived so much enjoyment foraging wild food and medicine from the fungal kingdom over the years, and I’d love to help you experience the same thrills too. Let’s get started!
Here's what's included with Foraging Wild Mushrooms.
Work at your own pace. The course includes over 70 videos organized into 10 modules that teach you the skills to forage wild mushrooms. How long the course takes is up to you—you can work at your own pace, put the course on hold if necessary, and return to it at any time.
Lifetime access. Once you enroll, the course and all materials will always be available to you.
Supplemental materials. In addition to over 70 instructional videos, supplemental materials will be provided to assist you along the way. These handouts can be downloaded and printed for easy viewing.
Learn the fundamentals of fungal ecology, biology, anatomy, and taxonomy.
Equip yourself with the necessary tools, equipment, knowledge, and observational skills before you head into the woods.
Learn to identify the delicious wild edible fungi that are among the first to appear early in the year.
Continue your explorations through the warmest months of the year in search of summer's finest edible mushrooms.
Learn to identify a cornucopia of edible fungi that abound during the autumn months.
Experience winter with a brand new set of skills as you learn to forage the most hardy species in the fungal kingdom.
Learn how to identify the most thoroughly-researched medicinal fungi and create homemade decoctions, dual-extractions, and more!
Familiarize yourself with nature's most common toxic species.
Clean, dehydrate, store, and cook your bountiful harvests.
Supplement your learning with the best mushroom books, websites, clubs, and forays.
Learn to identify even more fascinating fungi in the Bonus Mushrooms module.
Gain access to a variety of instructional documents that accompany the video lessons.
In addition to hours of medicinal mushroom video lessons offered in this course, which include step-by-step instructions for making homemade medicines, all students will receive a supplemental guide to medicinal fungi. This 42-page guide summarizes the latest research on the most popular medicinal mushrooms and features over 75 peer-reviewed references.
Here’s what you will be able to do after completing the course:
Develop the skills and confidence to successfully harvest delicious wild edible mushrooms from the forests, the fields, and even from your own backyard!
Aspiring foragers, outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and more!
This course is designed specifically for mushroom foragers at the beginner skill level in eastern North America. More specifically, this course features mushrooms that grow in the temperate zones east of the Rocky Mountains. Advanced topics and obscure mushrooms are not discussed in detail, though they may be briefly mentioned throughout the course.
If you live outside of eastern North America, you are still welcome to enroll in FORAGING WILD MUSHROOMS. Universal topics are covered throughout the course, including fungal biology, ecology, testing for chemical reactions, medicine-making, harvesting techniques, cooking, storing, and preserving. Additionally, many mushrooms with broad distributions are featured, including Morels, Chanterelles, Oysters, Honey Mushrooms, Turkey Tail and others. However, students at the beginner skill level who live and forage in temperate eastern North America will predictably derive the most benefit in taking this course.
Relying on books alone can be challenging. Many field guides provide outdated information and limit the amount of photos for each species — oftentimes leaving the reader with more questions than answers.
Foraging Wild Mushrooms provides high-quality, full-length videos that showcase each mushroom species in detail. Each video is designed to answer your most important questions by highlighting key features and presenting the most up-to-date information.
You have lifetime access to the course and all its materials.
The course features over 70 videos conveniently organized into 10 modules. Because the content covers an entire year, students may wish to complete the course one season at a time. However, students can certainly skip around and complete the course at their own pace. The average video length is approximately 15 minutes.
Yes. This course is supported by all major devices that have internet connection, including desktop computers, iPads, and smartphones.
The mushrooms featured in this course commonly inhabit northeastern North America, the Great Lakes region, the Appalachian states, and parts of the Midwest. If you live outside of eastern North America, you are still welcome to enroll in FORAGING WILD MUSHROOMS. Universal topics are covered throughout the course, including fungal biology, ecology, testing for chemical reactions, medicine-making, harvesting techniques, cooking, storing, and preserving. Additionally, many mushrooms with broad distributions are featured, including Morels, Chanterelles, Oysters, Honey Mushrooms, Turkey Tail and others. However, students at the beginner skill level who live and forage in temperate eastern North America will predictably derive the most benefit in taking this course. To view a list of mushrooms featured in this course, please click here.
Yes. On the checkout page you will be prompted to pay either by credit card or PayPal.
Your success and satisfaction are our top priorities. We want you to be happy with your experience and we offer a full refund within 14 days of purchase. To qualify, watch and complete four modules of Foraging Wild Mushrooms within 14 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied after that point, we'll offer you a full refund, no questions asked.
There is immense satisfaction to be gained in bringing home fresh, local, nutritious, and delicious food from the wild and then sharing your harvest with friends and family. With proper instruction, you too can partake in this incredibly rewarding activity and you can experience all the thrills that a forger’s life entails.
Foraging has led to profound impacts on my life. In addition to feeding my body the best food that nature has to offer, foraging has changed the way that I view and experience the world.
This course walks you through the process of becoming a more skilled and proficient mushroom forager so that you too can experience similar benefits.
Enroll in Foraging Wild Mushrooms today and see for yourself just how rewarding the fungal kingdom can be.