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Introduction to Northwoods Edible Plants and Fungi on August 4th with Local Expert

EAGLE RIVER, WI – Trees For Tomorrow (TFT), an environmental education center in Eagle River, WI, is pleased to announce its next Sustainable Living Institute (SLI) workshop “Nature’s Bounty” on August 4th from 9 AM to 12 PM. This class is suitable for participants 18 years of age and older.

Beginning with a lecture-style classroom portion with local expert Anne Small, participants will learn the basics of foraging for wild foods from basic identification to harvesting and safe preparations. Participants will then have the opportunity to explore a local forest guided by Ms. Small to forage for mushrooms. Each participant/couple will receive a comprehensive mushroom identification book to take home so they can continue foraging on their own.

“The Northwoods offer a wide variety of wild foods,” said program coordinator Todd Starling, “we’d love for members of the community to learn how to take advantage of the bounty that nature provides.”

Participants in the Sustainable Living Institute Nature’s Bounty workshop get the opportunity to touch and feel actual fungi and ask questions.

Cost for the program is $40 per person ($60 per couple) and includes programming, a mushroom identification guide to take home and use during future foraging forays. Bathrooms are available on Trees For Tomorrow’s campus for the classroom portion of the program. Participants are encouraged to bring bug repellent, water bottles, and  anything else they need to be comfortable for the outdoor portion of the class.

Sustainable Living Institute workshops are held throughout the year with the goal to teach the skills to live a more sustainable life in our Northwoods community. To find more information or to register for our program please visit or call 715-479-6456 and ask to speak with program coordinator Todd Starling.

Trees For Tomorrow is an accredited nonprofit environmental education center that teaches the science of nature to groups, families and adults. Its campus is located in Eagle River, Wisconsin and includes National Forest property under permit from the USDA Forest Service.​​ To learn more about their programs or how you can ensure environmental education programs are affordable to all students, visit

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