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Education

Workshops & Identification Walks

Hire us to teach a workshop or host a plant, tree, or mushroom identification walk for your group or at your upcoming event. We are both experienced public speakers who teach locally on a regular basis. We host workshops in the Ottawa Valley at horticultural societies, Seedy Sunday events, the Killaloe Herb Gathering as well as more distant herbal conferences like the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference.

Alex specializes in teaching about wild edible and medicinal mushrooms as well as indoor and outdoor mushroom growing techniques. Sarah is a herbalist and specialist in native plant identification. She mainly teaches about the edible and medicinal uses of wild plants and trees, but is also an avid edible mushroom hunter and researches and writes on the subject of medicinal mushrooms.

$20 for 5-30 youths

$50 for 10-30 adults

Free for schools & non-profits
Suggested length: 1-2 hours


Wild Mushroom Forays

Each year we host multiple wild mushroom forays from spring until fall. We take people onto crown land where it is legal to forage and teach them how to look for, harvest, process, preserve, and cook wild edible mushrooms. Take home what you find! Visit our Events Page for more information.

$10 per adult

Children 0-18 are free


Volunteer Work

Public Schools

We are currently working with the Northern Environmental Research Studies program (NERDS) via North Hastings High School in Bancroft and in the fall we will be working with the Northern Outdoor Studies program (NOS).

If you are a teacher or principal from a local school who would like us to organize a program for your students or take them on an identification walk, you can reach us at: contact@fernandfungi.com