Summer Foraging Walk & Meal with James Mann

Program Description:
Join James Mann, of Spicebush Woodcraft, in hardwoods this summer for a special evening foraging class!

James is partnering with Healthy new Albany this summer to take you out into the surrounding landscape to show you the abundance of wild food that is hiding out in the woods!

This class will take place at Swickard woods in New Albany in the evening. Class will be followed up by an elegant and delicious wild food dinner that James prepares to highlight the plants and fungi we saw on the trail!

After class James will send more resources to those who attend to help them on their learning journey!

This class is suited for adults,and would make a great date night!

• Friday August 9 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

• Swickard Woods

Registration Info:
• $75/person
• Registration will take place on James' website:

About the Instructor:
James Mann grew up in Appalachian foothills of Ohio, foraging mushrooms and other wild edibles with his grandpa. He moved to Columbus to go to culinary school, where he dove into cooking gourmet food at the top restaurants in Columbus. Making connections with creative chefs gave him an opportunity to purvey wild mushrooms for their best dishes, and over the years he grew a list of local mushroom spots that he returned to each season. He eventually made his way to Sweden to work for Faviken, a Michelin-starred restaurant where they grew, foraged and cooked all their food on site. When he returned, he spent a few years growing cultivated mushrooms at Swainway Urban Farm in Clintonville.

Now he leads foraging walks and dinners for the public, offers processing workshops and other land management services. In the deep winter he focuses on making furniture using traditional building techniques and local hardwoods.
Program Type Adult
Program Subcategory Nature
Program Code -
Online Registration No
Enrollment Begin Date -
Enrollment End Date -
James Mann with support from HNA Nature Team
Gender Any Gender
Enrollment Minimum 10
Maximum 20
Grade Minimum
Age Minimum 18 years
Maximum -
Residency Restriction -None-
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $75.00
Friday - 08/09/2024
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 8:00 PM
Location Swickard Woods