Alrg4ov4tfobpmit9spf beginnersguidetowildforaging wearewildnessuniversity

Beginner's Guide to Wild Foraging

Learn identification, preparation, sustainable practices, recipes, and specific techniques to safely begin enjoying Nature's bounty.

Learn how to determine what free food might be available in your area. Join this class for a fun, seasonal exploration of the different plants and mushrooms you may encounter in your wild roaming. Learn how to be safe and sustainable while practicing preserving your finds. Try some recipes and join informative discussions for guidance and insight on what others are finding. Foraging can mean many things to various people, and will be different in each location, but it is a fun and useful exercise to open your senses and observations to notice prize items in nature.

We will primarily concentrate on food uses of wild plants for the purposes of this class, but keep in mind that foraging is just a word that means to open up your senses observing abundance and take an opportunity to share in it.


Learn how to connect with your local ecosystem and forage in an ethical way.

Your Instructor

Dr. Kelley Hagenbuch
Dr. Kelley Hagenbuch

Dr. Kelley Hagenbuch has been a chiropractor for 26 years, and a clinical herbalist for the last 7 of those. She graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1988 and from the Midwest School for Herbal Studies in 2008. She practices primarily in Somerset, WI and gives presentations, plant walks and workshops in the St. Croix river valley.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Is this course geared to a specific geographical region?
The course concentrates on how-to do your own investigation of what grows in your area, with information on prep and recipes that can be used on many wild plants. In this way, people from all over the world should be able to learn something useful.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself." -Henry David Thoreau

Get started now!