Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Where can I subscribe to your newsletter? Answer: You can subscribe to The Hungry Forager newsletter here. Thanks for your interest and support!

Question: Will you identify this plant or mushroom for me? Answer: I don’t have time to perform identifications, maybe when I’m older and have less going on (young children, writing, researching, being a husband, backpacking, foraging or processing wild foods) I’ll enjoy this. But for now, if I’m not nearby in-person, utilize the existing literature that could help you make a determination (or the internet if all else fails).

Question: Where can I find morels? Answer: Spend time learning the trees that morels are typically associated with in your area. You could also refer to an article that I wrote on morels in Kentucky here.

Question: Where can I forage legally in my area? Answer: This is a very important question and one to be as possibly aware of as you can be before heading off and blindly foraging. Most state parks and nature preserves do not allow foraging of any kind while most national forest do permit certain items to be foraged. Public lands for that matter can have nuanced foraging laws, from being illegal, unknown to well understood and permitted to the public. My recommendation is to do some general research on the specific locations website (if it had one) and or to even make a brief phone call to the place you wish to forage at asking if and what's allowed to be foraged (typically fruits, nuts and mushrooms are allowed if anything). Foraging wild foods can also push you to make social connections with private landowners. This is certainly an ideal option and could easily result in you gathering a larger quantity of any one particular plant, berry, nut or mushroom. Building a relationship such as this with landowner(s) will afford you the chance to offer them reciprocal services in return (such as removal of invasive plants) as well as a better understanding of the ecology that surrounds you while foraging on the property (as well as the wild edibles themselves). These relationships truly made me see things inherently different than I had previously and I’m forever grateful for these oppourtunities. At the end of the day, do the right thing and nature will reward you for it.

Question: Can I reschedule a private foraging workshop or land consultation? Answer: Yes, though if a cancellation happens, a hard reschedule date needs to be booked within one week from the cancellation. The rescheduling of any private foraging class or land consultation is entirely dictated upon my availability at that time. Which could mean that if I have no availability for 8 months, your cancellation may not be rescheduled until 8 months. I honor the chance of rescheduling an event 12-months from the initial booking date, though this is subject to change.

Question: What's your cancellation policy for workshops? Answer: If you choose to cancel your spot(s), do so at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the workshop. Your purchase will be eligible for a 50% refund if canceled at least thirty days prior to the workshop event date. If canceled sooner than 30 days from the date of the workshop, there’s no refunds.

Question: Do you offer military discounts? Answer: We proudly offer 15% discounts to all of those who are either in active duty or have veteran status. I genuinely thank you for your service and sacrifices. *Proof of military status must be submitted to [email protected] to receive the discount (military ID's are accepted).

Question: Can I book you to lead an event that me or my company is hosting? Answer: Absolutely, the best option for this is a good old fashioned phone call to flesh out all of the details. My cell is 502-693-4078 and I’m open to answering business inquires between 10:00am - 4:30pm EST. If a phone call isn’t your preferred way to communicate, you can reach me through our Contact page.

Question: Do you collaborate with other organizations/educators in the space of foraging, agroforestry, natural history and ecology? Answer: Yes we do, to discuss details for potential collaborations or if you have a proposal to submit, email us at [email protected]