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Foraging Classes, Workshops, Resources and Expertise

Wild Food Adventures

John Kallas, Ph.D., Director
Home Base: Portland OR

Description: Edible wild plant expertise, workshops, expeditions, consulting, & research. Publisher/Editor of the Wild Food Adventurer newsletter and other publications. Contracted training anywhere in North America. Expertise in edible wild plants, Native American ethnobotany, survival, sustainability, simplicity, and gleaning.


Steve Brill
Home Base: Mamaroneck, NY

Description: Learn about edible and medicinal wild plants, mushrooms, nature and ecology with NY's Favorite Naturalist. Author of "Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants", ",The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook", and "Shoots and Greens of Early Spring" which are available, signed, from his website.

Dining on the Wilds

John Goude, Director
Home Base: Yucaipa CA

Description: "DINING on the WILDS" video series. Wild Edible Plants Classes for gourmet and survival, Pathfinder. Teaches with Marilyn Kramer of Eduquipt

Russ Cohen

Home Base: Arlington MA

Description: Edible Wild Plant/Mushroom Walks and Courses.

Blanch Derby

Home Base: Northampton MA

Description: Author of "My Wild Friends" & teaches seasonal wild food classes,

School of Self-Reliance

Chrystopher Nyerges, Director
Home Base: Los Angeles CA

Description: We research, test, teach / guide, and publish in all aspects of self-reliance. We also sell useful products. Outdoor skills include wild food foraging, primitive tools, and orienteering. Home skills include recycling, conserving, sustenance-making, and gardening.

Goosefoot Acres Center for Resourceful Living and
Midwest Native Skills Institute

Dr. Peter Gail and Tom Laskowski
P.O. Box 18016,

Cleveland Ohio 44118
Email: Peter Gail

Description: Author of 8 books on edible wild plants, including 'The Volunteer Vegetable Sampler: Recipes for Backyard Weeds'. Operates the National Dandelion Cookoff, now in its 9th year, in Dover Ohio. Operates Field Studies Center teaching classes on edible wild plants, medicinal plants, fire making, shelter making, wilderness survival skills and others. Call/write/email for a brochure.

Wildcrafting with Ila

P.O. Box 2522
NC 28771
(828) 479-8999

Description: Ila Hatter is a walking field guide to the native plants of Southern Appalachian Mountains, and to the native peoples that knew, loved, and used these plants so well. Ila has over 20 years experience as a teacher of native plant cultural heritage, interpretive naturalist, artist, wildcrafter, gourmet cook, herbalist, and has been featured in TV and print publications