From workshops to publications, outdoor guiding to technical advice and instruction, John Kallas and Wild Food Adventures provide expertise in wild edible plants and foraging in Oregon and all of North America.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

  • Native Shores Wild Food Rendezvous

    May 26 - May 29

    Rockaway, Oregon. $360, See details for discounts. A multi-day, hands-on wild food adventure and teach-in using the wisdom of the ancients in the context of current realities. The focus of this event is on the roles sea vegetables, shellfish, and coastal wild foods can play in one’s diet, recreational foraging, self-reliance, and survival. Participants will

  • Pacific Coast Clam Dig

    June 10 @ 7:20 am - 10:50 am

    Netarts Bay, Oregon. $30 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Learn how to find, dig, transport, clean, and prepare cockle clams during one of the lowest tides this year. Learn gathering regulations and limits. Learn how Native Americans gathered these same clams. The times we meet are dictated by when the

  • Sea Vegetables and Other Seashore Edibles of the Pacific Coast

    June 11 @ 7:45 am - 10:45 am

    Garibaldi, Oregon. $30 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Dr. Kallas will lead an expedition to the Pacific coast where participants will learn about, identify, and gather samples of wild sea vegetables and seashore edibles during low tide. Find sea vegetables including nori, kombu, sea lettuce, fucus, alaria, laminaria, stir fry

  • Neighborhood Foraging – Summer Harvest of Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables (New!)

    June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon. $25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. We’ll bushwhack through typical urban neighborhoods to find some of Summer’s best and diverse delectables – flowers, fruits, and greens. Wild as well as landscaped edibles will be covered. Some eating may occur. You will later find most of this abundance in

  • GingerRoot Wild Food Rendezvous

    June 23 - June 26

    Silverton, Oregon. $360, See details for discounts. A multi-day, hands-on wild food adventure and teach-in using the wisdom of the ancients in the context of current realities. We have access to forest wilderness, woodlands, swamps, grasslands, farmland, fallow fields, rivers, lakes, and more. We travel to a variety of habitats learning about and gathering plants.

  • Wild Fruits of Northwest Forests

    July 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon. $25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Join us to learn about wild fruits and other edible plant parts found in northwest forests. Summer is when many wild fruits are ripe for picking. See and learn about plants like huckleberry, salmonberry, oregon grape, bunchberry, elderberry, gooseberry, wild current, hawthorne,

Multi-Day Events and Workshops

  • Native Shores Wild Food Rendezvous

    May 26 - May 29

    Rockaway, Oregon. $360, See details for discounts. A multi-day, hands-on wild food adventure and teach-in using the wisdom of the ancients in the context of current realities. The focus of this event is on the roles sea vegetables, shellfish, and coastal wild foods can play in one’s diet, recreational foraging, self-reliance, and survival. Participants will

  • GingerRoot Wild Food Rendezvous

    June 23 - June 26

    Silverton, Oregon. $360, See details for discounts. A multi-day, hands-on wild food adventure and teach-in using the wisdom of the ancients in the context of current realities. We have access to forest wilderness, woodlands, swamps, grasslands, farmland, fallow fields, rivers, lakes, and more. We travel to a variety of habitats learning about and gathering plants.

  • Nature Wonder Wild Food Weekend

    September 15 - September 17

    Cairo, West Virginia. Join the longest running annual wild food event in North America. Held every Fall since it’s inception in 1968, this event provides education and experience finding, processing, and feasting on edible wild plants and other forageables in a beautiful park setting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Founded by Edelene Wood,

  • Midwest Wild Harvest Festival

    September 29 - October 1

    Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. $125 – $150 for Full Event. For Options Visit Web Site. This multi-day, hands-on wild food event provides education and experience finding, processing, and consuming edible wild plants and other foragables in a beautiful camp setting. Founded by wild food author and teacher Sam Thayer and now run independently by his