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Mushroom Hunting and Foraging

farm visit

Mushroom Hunting and Foraging

1 review
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
farm visit

Mushroom Hunting and Foraging

farm visit

Mushroom Hunting and Foraging

1 review
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Guests will meet the Host at a central location. This may or may not be at the foraging location. If needed the Host will shuttle guests to the foraged location. Each guest will be outfitted with the proper mushroom foraging tools and given a detailed explanation of what each piece of equipment is used for and how it is to be used. Guests will learn how to identify and recognize a few different species of wild mushrooms and have hands on experience learning about mycology and how to forage for wild mushrooms. Since there are thousands of species of mushrooms and fungi, only safe and edible mushrooms will be collected and learned about during this experience. Guests will spend 60-90min on a guided forage walking through mixed terrain in search of wild mushrooms. Once the experience is finished, the group will ensure we "leave no trace" and return back to the rendezvous where guests can provide feedback and be given the opportunity to purchase dried mushrooms previously foraged locally. (Mushroom Hunting is a very seasonal and temperamental activity, guests should be aware there is a small chance that fresh edible mushrooms may not be discovered during their experience however the Host guarantees that wild edible mushrooms will be integrated into the whole experience as well as a fulfilling learning experience!)

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Your host

Learn more about Melba

Melba

Melba has spent years learning to forage since early childhood. As a young adult she spent 6 weeks training as a Survival Instructor as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet. Her extensive experience in outdoor survival and camping resulted her in being selected out of 4000 applicants for the Woods Canada Dream Job in 2015. This is where she spent 5 months show casing the outdoor brand to Canadians from coast to coast and creating outdoor cooking and outdoor experience content such as a paddling and climbing and outdoor tips. She started learning about mushroom hunting from a professional mycologist and has since shared her passion and expertise on how to forage edible mushrooms with her community. Melba’s outdoor edible passion roots from her love of culinary arts and desire to create traditional and unconventional dishes.

What's included

Equipment
Mushrooms foraging essentials will be provided to ensure we all look the part! Each guest will be given a basket, a mushroom…

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Where you'll be

Mushroom hunting is a very coveted and private endeavour. You'll be hard pressed to find any mushroom hunter willing to give up their secret foraging locations. This is a chance to delve into the secret world of mushroom hunters and see the joys and wonders of finding a mushroom. We will walking through the mixed forests in Calgary and or surrounding areas.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests need to be prepared to walk on uneven terrain like tree roots, soft ground, small hills, up to a total of 3km.

More tips

The guide will provide resources to help identify common edible mushrooms via literature and photos. There's a chance that not every foraging experience will result in edible mushrooms but be prepared to have a full day of learning and experiencing the outdoors!
Melba
Mushroom Hunting and Foraging
1 review
$70/person
1 review
$70/person