Coastal Foraging — Video Tutorial & Kit


“Foraging allows us to become more familiar with and invested in our natural surroundings, and ultimately, to become better stewards of the land.”

—Lorelle Sherman, Forest Ecologist and Educator


We've bundled our Coastal Foraging Kit and Video Tutorial, so you can hit the trail, well prepared with all the necessary knowledge and gear!

From Sea Plantain to Pickleweed, Salal Berry to Wild Mustard, the complex ecosystems of the intertidal zone and coastal forest offer the curious forager more than just a few new flavors! In this video, Forest Ecologist Lorelle Sherman takes us on a tour of these diverse ecosystems focusing on how to prepare for an intertidal excursion, the identification of edible plants, safe, sustainable harvest methods and tips on cooking, preserving and enjoying a wild harvest! Viewers will take away information on key edible plants and berries and a greater sense of how the intertidal zone and the coastal forest are intrinsically connected environments.

When you open our Coastal Foraging Nature Kit, you’ll find a selection of high-quality gear, designed for foraging and made to last a lifetime, like our German-made Messermeister foraging snips, plastic-free beeswax sack and mesh bags for preserving your harvest, and weatherproof, Rite in the Rain notebook, made locally in Tacoma, WA since 1916. We’ve included an emergency whistle and sturdy metal carabiner compass: because ‘just in case’ is the name of our game! A well-researched field guide and our Coastal Foraging NatureBook round off this kit. Designed to support the video content, our NatureBook contains a complete packing list, notes on safety considerations, both common and latin names of featured plants, alongside detailed illustrations, descriptions, recipes and resources. This kit will give you the tools, resources and gear you need to safely and confidently forage in the intertidal zone and coastal forest!

Included in your bundle: 

  • Access to our Pacific Northwest Coastal Foraging Video Tutorial
  • Pacific Northwest Foraging by Douglas Deur
  • Pacific Northwest Coastal Foraging NatureBook by WildCraft & Lorelle Sherman
  • WildCraft Logo Pencil
  • Emergency Whistle 
  • Carabiner Compass
  • Gingham Waxed Bag, 6.5”x6.5”
  • Rite in the Rain, Top Spiral Weatherproof Notebook, 3”x5”
  • Small Mesh Bag, 7”x9”
  • Medium Mesh Bag, 9.75” x11.75”
  • Rubber Handled Foraging Snips, 6”

Materials to gather from home:

Our Pacific Northwest Coastal Foraging NatureBook contains a complete packing list for a typical 1-day excursion into the intertidal zone. 

Our Pacific Northwest Coastal Foraging Video Tutorial and Foraging Kit can also be purchased separately.