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

  • Plant Identification Made Easy

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

    Portland, Oregon. $20 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Come join us learn about plants and their parts. It’s one thing to have a field guide, it is another thing to understand the descriptions and interpret photographs within the books. Learn how to look at plants and identify differences and uniqueness

  • Wild Foods of Forest Park

    April 15 @ 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

  • Neighborhood Foraging of Spring Greens and Vegetables

    April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Portland, Oregon. $25 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. We’ll bushwhack through Portland’s urban neighborhoods to find some of Spring’s best and diverse delectables. See and sample from plants you pass by everyday. You will later find most of this abundance in your own neighborhood. What to Bring Prepare for the

  • Rivercane Earth Skills Rendezvous

    April 17 - April 23

    Lafayette, Georgia. $85 – $325, depending on what you register for, see their web site for details. Join a collection of Earth skills (also known as stone-age skills) experts and students in a week long hands-on teach-in. Some of the skills taught typically include: fire making, cordage, stone, bone & wood tools, buckskin, tracking, trapping,

  • North Carolina Wild Food Weekend

    April 21 - April 23

    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

  • Butter, Steamer and Gaper Clam Dig

    April 29 @ 8:50 am - 12:20 pm

    Netarts, Oregon. $30 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Netarts, Oregon. Learn how to find, dig, transport, clean, and prepare butter, steamer, and gaper clams during one of the lowest tides in 2017. Learn gathering regulations and limits. Learn how Native Americans gathered these same clams. The times we meet are

Multi-Day Events and Workshops

  • Plant Identification Made Easy

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

    Portland, Oregon. $20 – $50 sliding scale, children pay their age, see details. Come join us learn about plants and their parts. It’s one thing to have a field guide, it is another thing to understand the descriptions and interpret photographs within the books. Learn how to look at plants and identify differences and uniqueness

  • North Carolina Wild Food Weekend

    April 21 - April 23

    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 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