Fall in love with the natural world through safe and sustainable foraging

Foraging Services

Want to learn how to safely and sustainably gather wild foods? Our engaging and knowledgeable forager, Carolyn Dugas, offers a variety of services, detailed below.

Learn more about Carolyn's experience here.

Carolyn with elderflower Carolyn holding freshly picked elderflowers

Foraging Walks

Want to learn how to safely forage for food? Join us on a foraging walk to learn how to safely identify and harvest wild plants and mushrooms. You’ll leave with knowledge of at least 10 edible species plus their lookalikes—and the confidence to learn even more.

Species availability depends on recent weather conditions and time of year. Walks will be postponed in case of severe rain or thunderstorms. Join the newsletter to be notified of upcoming foraging walks >

Private Foraging Walks

Want some personalized foraging instruction catered to your specific interests? Our instructor will work with you to choose the ideal time and location for your private foraging walk. You'll leave with increased foraging confidence and a deeper understanding of your foraging interests.

Private foraging walks are available for individuals and small groups. Contact for availability and pricing.

Foraging Property Surveys

Curious what's growing on your land? Want to harvest the free food that's flourishing around you? Our instructor will introduce you to the edible plants and mushrooms growing on your land and steer you away from any poisonous lookalikes. You’ll leave feeling empowered to gather wild foods and more connected to your land.

Species availability depends on recent weather conditions and time of year. A travel fee applies to locations outside of the Upper Valley region of Vermont & New Hampshire. Contact for availability and pricing.

Classes and Speaking Engagements

We offer a variety of engaging and informative classes in-person and online. All classes are 90 minutes unless otherwise marked. If you or your organization would like to host Carolyn as a speaker, please contact for availability and pricing.

Current Offerings

Foraging Basics: Let's get foraging! You'll learn the basics of gathering wild foods including safe and sustainable harvest, common edible and poisonous species in the area, and essential harvesting techniques.

Mushroom Hunting 101: You’ll learn the basics of safe mushroom hunting including easy edible mushrooms for beginners and their poisonous lookalikes.

Eat Your Weeds: A Fresh & Foraged specialty. In this 2-part series, you’ll get acquainted with our favorite edible garden weeds and learn our top harvesting tips and recipes. Get ready to harvest with abandon!

Fermentation Demonstration: Watch as humble vegetables start their transformation into tantalizing ferments right before your eyes! You’ll leave with clear directions on how to start fermenting at home.

Herbal Honey: The sweetest way to preserve the harvest. Learn the ins and outs of making herbal honey. This includes a sampling of our current herbal honey collection.