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The Mushroom Hunting Foundation teaches people how to safely enjoy wild mushrooms, making this activity well-known and better understood in our culture. We educate, and entertain as well, with our classes, guided walks, festival events, and published materials (see menu above).
Mushroom hunting is not only fun and exciting, but incredibly beneficial. It fully engages the mind, helping to develop skills like cooking, photography, and scientific observation. It is good for the body too: the “treasure hunt” aspect of mushroom hunting inspires healthy physical activity, from casual walks down the street to challenging backpacking adventures; and mushrooms themselves provide underestimated health and nutritional benefits. There is also a tremendous benefit of spiritual health that comes from engaging with the wonders of the natural world. In this day and age, Americans could benefit more than ever from that connection, and that’s one more reason to preserve our remaining wild lands whenever possible.
Fortunately, our nation’s citizens are more and more interested in sources of fresh, local, sustainable, natural food; mushrooms are all of this and more. In fact, they might be the most exciting part of the food revolution. Interested in having lots of cool ingredients for creative cooking, or having lots of new and amazing culinary experiences just by trying the ingredients by themselves? Check out the world of edible wild mushrooms! There are so many colors, shapes, textures, and flavors that it can seem unreal. Even just learning about mushrooms—the science of mycology—is in itself an enjoyable activity. Mycology is the reason safe mushroom hunting is possible in America. We safely integrate the edible mushroom traditions brought here from all around the world, and develop new ones of our own. Still, the people of many other nations know and love their wild mushrooms more than we do here! The Mushroom Hunting Foundation aims to change that.
For information on our classes, published materials, restaurant events, and more, check out the menu options across the top of the page.
Our email address is and our phone number is (401)595-6143. Thank you for your interest!