Mushroom foraging workshop- Oberon, May 4

Mushroom foraging workshop- Oberon, May 4

from 75.00

Learn how to harvest edible wild pine mushrooms in Oberon

Sat 4 May, 10am-3pm

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Mushroom foraging workshop - Oberon.

Join environmental educator and wild food advocate Diego Bonetto on an edible adventure through the forests around Oberon. The renowned forager will share his knowledge of how to identify, harvest and cook wild mushrooms.
We will meet at a secret location at 10am, where will learn about the How, What, Where and When of harvesting pine mushrooms. We will focus on the two most desirable species which are Saffron milk caps and Slippery jacks. You will then have the opportunity to taste these delectable forest fungi when Diego cooks some up. His simple process of frying with oil and garlic will be a tasty treat served on artisan bread with fresh parsley. Yum!

This is a skill for life and once you have learned how to forage you will be able to go back into the forest on your own or with friends to harvest mushrooms for you and your family.

Foraging for your food is the oldest of skills. It is the way we, modern humans, can relate directly to other species and embrace the forgotten cultural practices passed on from elders to youngsters, since forever.

What to Expect: 

  • Joyful outing in nature

  • Learn new skills

  • Experience the magical pine forest

  • Mushroom tasting

  • Free pamphlet about the activity with recipes

  • and a great story to share with friends and family


Saturday 4 May, 2019- 10am-3pm 


Near Oberon, the exact location made public only to tickets holders emailed one week prior to event.


Adults: $100
Children 5 to 12: $75
Children under 5: Free

Kid and pet friendly: Yes


“Diego, I absolutely loved Sunday's Mushroom Trip :)

I was an avid wild-crafter back in my homeland, Michigan and have deeply missed that sense of connection since moving to Australia a few months ago.  Thank-you so much for introducing that simple magic into a new immigrant's life."

Felecia, 2012

"We really enjoyed our visit to the Penrose and the Belanglo forests and learning about which mushrooms we could pick. I especially appreciated your generosity with your knowledge, and that you acknowledged the communal and cultural roots of the practice.

We shared most of the mushrooms we picked with work colleagues; and we kept a little for ourselves and made them into a delicious ragout."

Robyn, 2014

“Thanks for the learning experience last Sunday. It was really fun and Emmet and I learnt a lot and got to take home and cook loads of yummy mushrooms that night. We will pass on your details to like minded folk who appreciate the gifts that nature bestows upon us.”

Andre, 2017

“Dear Diego,

Thank you sooo much for this wonderful day in the forest. I have felt catapulted back in time to lovely childhood memories with my parents mushrooming. My son loves all things nature which I am happy about. He still doesn't eat the mushrooms but I am sure he will appreciate it one day.

See you soon and definitely will spread the word!!!!”

Hanka, 2017

See below for a little video by Jamie of TNM Creative Media of an outing with a group of Sydney chefs and SDFP>

Cancellation policy: This is an all-weather event and we will cancel only in the case of heavy rain or strong wind, in which case we would issue a full refund.
No Refund Policy: Due to the nature of the event we will not issue any refunds for unused tickets sold. Please make sure you are available to attend before you finalise your booking. If by any unforeseen circumstances you can no longer participate you can pass on the booking onto someone else and let them know I will welcome them as much as I would welcome you.

Paying respect

We acknowledge the Aboriginal Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal Nations as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.