Learn how to recognize and process wild food in beautiful Napa Valley, Petaluma, or Mt. Tamalpais with a foraging class.

These 2-3 hour excursions include a 3-6 mile hike in beautiful stretches of Northern California, where guests will learn to locate, identify, and process local wild plants and mushrooms; followed by a first class-picnic lunch including many foraged items to taste, with notes and pictures for future reference. There are ample opportunities to view local wildlife including Eagles, Deer, Heron, Bobcat, Turkey, Coyote, Boar, Puma, Partridge, and many more. Certain locations also allow for fishing. Any fish caught will be cleaned for our guests.

Types of foraged items available depend on season, location, and how strenuous a hike the guests would like. Hikes range from easy strolls to 40% grade inclines.

Bring your camera! There is much to see! If you bring your cell, kindly disable the ringer so as not to startle wildlife.

Please note the following:

  • Best wildlife viewing is early in the early morning before 7 am.
  • The best foraging is typically after a recent rainfall, so paths may be muddy.
  • These areas are in wilderness preserves, which although beautiful, contain critters and plants that are not much fun to encounter: (such as poison oak, mosquitoes, ticks, and rattlesnakes). It is highly recommended that guests wear proper clothing including:
    • long pants and/or calf high socks
    • closed-toe shoes
    • Wide-brimmed hat
    • sunscreen
    • insect repellant

Contact us for current rates.