Wild Food & Outdoor Schools/Venues
- Wild Food Adventures (Portland)
- Alderleaf Wilderness School
- Earthwalk Northwest
- Wilderness Awareness School
- Cedar Mountain Herb School
- North Cascade Institute
- Cedar River Watershed Education Center has offered native plant classes and mushroom ID workshops
- Dandelion Botanicals sometimes has wild food and seaweed classes on offer.
- Seattle Tilth ihas begun offering wild food classes.
- It's infrequent, but REI has offered native plant talks.
The below individuals offer classes and workshops. Some do them regularly, some less so, but keep an eye on the Fresh-Picked calendar and their sites for complete details.
- Arthur Lee Jacobson - local plant expert and author of many plant references.
- Langdon Cook - local author. Often teaches through Bainbridge Island.
- Melany Vorass of Weed Cuisine - teaches through Seattle Tilth and has offered free classes in the past. Author with book on the way and has blog with edible plant info.
- Jennifer Sundstrom - local herbalist.
- Becky Selengut - chef who has offered nettle foraging trips in the past. Subscribe to her newsletter for the earliest scoop on her offerings.
- Rebecca Lerner of Firstways is in Portland. Check out her calendar if you are in the area, and read her excellent blog if you're not.
- Jennifer Adler offers summer seaweed foraging kayaking adventures.
- Linda of Moonrise Herbs is based in Wisconsin, but has been offering Pacific Northwest seaweed foraging trips in the summer for 10 years.
Our local parks often offer plant and mushroom ID walks.
- Washington Park Arboretum
- Seattle Parks
- Bridle Trails State Park Foundation
- My Parks and Recreation registration system (covers parks in various Puget Sound-area cities)
- Bainbridge Island Parks has been offering many foraging classes in recent years, including several with local author and forager Langdon Cook.
Mycological Societies & Mushroom Clubs
- Puget Sound Mycological Society
- Snohomish Mycological Society
- Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society
- Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society
- South Sound Mushroom Club
- Fishing for an Experience (Kids fishing school)
- All Rivers Guide Service
- Avid Anglers
- Emerald Water Anglers
- Patrick's Fly Shop
- In the summer, Orvis usually offers free fly fishing classes.
Other Ethnobotanical Resources
- The Washington Native Plant Society isn’t only about edibles, but can help you learn more in general about our local plant life.
- I went on an ethnobotany float trip on the Skagit River through Pacific Northwest Float Trips. I had an excellent time and would recommend.
- The Burke Museum has an Ethnobotanical Garden, including some used for food and medicine and an online image guide to native plants.
- The Arboretum offers ethnobotany tours.