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Sun, May 19


Hickory Hill North Entrance

Mushroom Foraging 101

Learn to safely and enjoyably forage for mushrooms, including the best conditions for foraging.

Mushroom Foraging 101
Mushroom Foraging 101

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Hickory Hill North Entrance, 800 Conklin Street Iowa City

About the Event

Explore the enchanting realm of fungi that can be found right in our own backyard.

Along a one-mile guided tour through Hickory Hill Park, you will learn the basics of mushroom biology, understand fungi's crucial role within ecosystems, and identify various species. We will discuss safe and ethical foraging as we explore key principles of the Honorable Harvest, Leave No Trace, animism and legality.

You are invited no matter your level of outdoor experience. All are welcome.

Please contact us before class if mobility accommodations may be needed.


  • Standard attire and sun protection for hands-on outdoor learning: closed-toe shoes, high socks, hat, jeans, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Basket or bag to collect your discoveries
  • A notebook and a pen/pencil for writing and drawing (optional)


Sliding scale fee: $25 - $5, based upon your access to resources.

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount. Learn about Backyard Abundance membership.


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Taught by Emmie Klever. Emmie holds a Wild-harvested Mushrooms Certification from Iowa State University and currently studies Anthropology and Sustainability at the University of Iowa. She discovered a love of foraging in her hometown of Iowa City three years ago.


Hickory Hill Park north entrance on Conklin St. We'll gather in the shelter.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please  frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of  time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.




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