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Spring Edibles

Forage for more than just mushrooms. Discover a variety of food that you can harvest and add to the dinner table.

Key Program Information

Fields, forests and even back yards are filled with delicious and nutritious edible wild plants and mushrooms, especially in the springtime. Finding and harvesting your own food provides a great sense of satisfaction while adding locally-sourced variety to your diet. Learn from an expert forager and mushroom cultivator what to look for, what to avoid, and where and when to forage for best results. 

This online class will teach you how to identify, harvest and prepare a bounty for the table including morels, oyster mushrooms and pheasant's back mushrooms, wild asparagus, ramps, fiddleheads and more. Emphasis will be put on safety and ethical harvest. 

Who should attend

Anyone interested in learning about finding and harvesting edible wild mushrooms and plants. Enrollment is open only to those 18 and over.


  • man holding two baskets of wild mushrooms

    Tavis Lynch is a 30+ year veteran of wild mushroom foraging in northern Wisconsin, a skill he initially learned from his father. A certified expert by the MN Dept. of Agriculture, Lynch has been harvesting over 100 varieties of wild fungus and bringing hundreds of pounds safely to the public.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages individuals with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

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Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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