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

  • Edible Wild Plants on the First Days of Spring

    March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon. $25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. We’ll explore several areas on Sauvie Island to inspect this spring’s early green delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. The earlier you start in the spring, the more foods you can harvest in the year. It also pays

  • Introduction to Wild Foods

    March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon. $20 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. In a walk through several habitats within Mt Tabor Park, learn essentials of wild food use and study, the best books, resources, and field guides. Be a successful forager early on, sample plants, get expert advice. This core workshop provides a deeper

  • Wild Foods of Oxbow’s Old Growth Forest

    April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Gresham, Oregon. $25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Come join us to learn about trees, shrubs, and herbs of North America that are found at Oxbow Regional Park, Metro, off the Sandy River Gorge. Find a diversity of edible wild plants including fiddlehead fern, elderberries, Solomon’s seal, fairly bells, nettles,

  • Wild Foods of Forest Park

    April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon. $25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Learn about the edible plants found in a pacific northwest forest. Spring is when wildflowers are blooming and wild greens are ripe for picking. See plants like wild violet, Solomon’s seal, fairly bells, licorice fern, various fiddleheads, wild ginger and more. Learn

  • North Carolina Wild Food Weekend

    April 20 - April 22

    Reidsville, North Carolina. $100 – $160 for Full Event. For Options See Registration Form. Join the second longest running annual wild food event in North America. Held every Spring since it’s inception in 1968, this event provides education and experience finding, processing, and feasting on edible wild plants and other foragables in a beautiful park

  • Sea Vegetables and Other Seashore Edibles of the Pacific Coast

    April 22 @ 12:10 pm - 3:20 pm

    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

Multi-Day Events and Workshops

  • North Carolina Wild Food Weekend

    April 20 - April 22

    Reidsville, North Carolina. $100 – $160 for Full Event. For Options See Registration Form. Join the second longest running annual wild food event in North America. Held every Spring since it’s inception in 1968, this event provides education and experience finding, processing, and feasting on edible wild plants and other foragables in a beautiful park

  • Native Shores Wild Food Rendezvous

    May 18 - May 21

    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 22 - June 25

    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.

  • Gifts for the Holidays and Other Occasions

    December 10 @ 6:00 am - December 25 @ 11:30 pm

    Gift Certificates for One and All. Wild Food Adventures offers roughly 22 wild food workshops and two Rendezvous each year in North Western Oregon. Events typically run from March through October. Any of these events can be gifted at anytime to anyone. Note that minors must be accompanied by an adult at any Wild Food