Foraging Teacher

Wild Food Adventures



John Kallas has researched edible wild plants since 1970 and taught in colleges, universities, and to the general public since 1978. A trained botanist, nature photographer, writer, researcher, and teacher, John has a doctorate in Nutrition, a Masters in Education, and majors in Biology and Natural Science. He founded Wild Food Adventures in 1993 and later The Institute for the Study of Edible Wild Plants & Other Foragables. He was the primary writer and editor of the Wild Food Adventurer newsletter from 1996 to 2006. Over the years he's written articles for magazines ranging from Fine Cooking to Primitive Technology. He published volume 1 of the Wild Food Adventure series; Edible Wild Plants - Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate, in 2010. Based on ubiquitous edible wild plants of European origin now growing in North America. After an almost 40 year career, Dr. Kallas is one of the foremost authorities on edible wild plants and other forageables. John is primarily a wild food researcher, educator and author who teaches the general public. And while he forages for himself, for research and teaching purposes, he is not a commercial forager. John is not a professional mycologist. He offers established hands-on workshops and events in the Pacific Northwest, including its coast, and does contract training anywhere in North America. John presents at international conferences and can teach about ubiquitous edible European plants wherever they grow. John’s workshop schedule can be found here.

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