Plant and Fungi Stewardship Mentorship
Dive into Botany, Mycology, and Foraging this year!
I am often asked how people can learn more about botany, mycology, and foraging after my classes. My best answers always feel insufficient. I direct people to field guides or tell them to try to find a local foraging teacher. Unfortunately, it is difficult to be an autodidact for most, and there are not as many foraging teachers around as one would hope.
This is why I am excited to announce that I will be offering foraging mentorships this year for the full season (last week of March-first week of November) or by the season. This mentorship will help you fast track your learning about plants and mushrooms. This will be a distance learning, one-on-one mentorship with opportunities for in-person learning. I will provide direct support and curriculum to help you get a solid foundation in botanical and mushroom identification, and give you the tools and guidance needed to dig deep into stewarding, foraging, and interacting with the fungal and botanical world. This mentorship is for those who are just beginning their foraging journey or those who want to deepen their relationship with and understanding of the world through botany, mycology, and foraging.
Foraging, field botany, and field mycology can be daunting fields to approach solo. Having a teacher to guide you through these fields can make the process much faster, effective, and less stressful. I have been fortunate enough to have incredible teachers guide my learning journey, and my learning has always accelerated greatly whenever I have studied with a teacher. I feel it is my duty to pass along some of this learning and help to create a world where there is a forager in every community who can help others open their eyes to the incredible beings that are plants and fungi.
Those of you who know me know this mentorship will be about much more than just foraging. In a time when we need novel responses to large scale issues such as food access and food production, I feel that botany, mycology, and foraging can open up solutions we couldn’t begin to fathom without knowledge of these fields. We are in a situation where I believe the answers to our problems are all around us, but require a shift in perspective. Plants and fungi are where they are for a reason, and it is up to us to work with them to create the world we wish to live in. If you are ready to engage with the world in a deeper way and embrace what the plants and fungi all around you have to offer, please respond to this email or be in touch here for more information.
See you in the woods,