Mushroom Identification Classes and Events

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Mushroom Identification Classes and Events

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Classroom and Field Classes

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Embark on an Educational Journey with a Foraging Expert

Join us for an enriching experience led by Gentleman Forager’s respected instructor, Mike Kempenich. Our mushroom identification classes and events offer a unique opportunity to learn from Mike, whose expertise in professional foraging spans decades. With his wealth of knowledge, you’ll gain insights that go beyond the ordinary as you explore the fascinating world of wild mushrooms.

An Experienced Educator with Professional Foraging Credentials

Mike’s journey as an educator began at respected institutions like the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin Extensions, where he shared his passion for wild mushrooms as a certification instructor for their wild mushroom identification courses. His dedication to education and his professional-level foraging experience have made him a trusted authority in the field.

Pioneering Commercial Cultivation and Foraging

In addition to his teaching credentials, Mike boasts a remarkable background as a commercial exotic mushroom cultivator and professional forager. For over a decade, he has supplied tens of thousands of pounds of wild-foraged mushrooms to wholesale customers, earning him recognition as a leader in the industry.

A Seasoned Explorer of Nature’s Bounty

Mike’s expertise isn’t confined to cultivation and instruction; instead, he’s also a seasoned explorer of the natural world. In fact, he has a keen eye for quality and sustainability, which has allowed him to forge strong relationships with the land and its offerings.

Consequently, Mike delivers premium wild mushrooms to discerning customers, all while respecting and preserving the ecosystems that nurture them. As a result, his approach ensures a balance between providing high-quality products and maintaining the health of the environment.

Your Guide to Foraging and Culinary Exploration

As your guide on this journey of discovery, Mike combines his professional foraging experience with his passion for education, offering a comprehensive understanding of wild mushrooms and their culinary applications. With his guidance, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to appreciate and enjoy the bounty of nature responsibly.

Experience the Difference with Gentleman Forager

Join us for an unparalleled learning experience led by one of the industry’s most respected experts. Our mushroom identification classes and events at Gentleman Forager offer a unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of wild mushrooms. Enroll today to discover the secrets of mushroom identification from a true professional, and get ready to embark on an adventure in the heart of nature.

Take your foraging to the next level

Grab your boots and your sense of adventure — Gentleman Forager is calling! We’re all about diving into the green, unearthing nature’s secrets, and having a blast while we’re at it. Our mushroom identification classes and events offer you the chance to get outside and mingle with the wild. If you’re itching to explore nature, you’ve found your tribe.

From hands-on foraging to live tunes under the stars, and feasting on the freshest wild foods, we promise you experiences that tickle your adventurous bones. Join us for an unforgettable journey that celebrates the beauty and excitement of the great outdoors.

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