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Michael Karns

St. Paul, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Michael Karns

Michael Karns began foraging as a teenager after he and his family moved to forty wooded acres in north-central Arkansas. Since those humble beginnings collecting puffballs and wood ear, his passion for great food and a slightly obsessive compulsion for learning led him to a deep dive into mycology—with a full appreciation of the amazing edible treasures hiding in the forest. Michael is a certified mycological identification expert, a scientist with the Minnesota Mycoflora Project, and co-author of Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table.

Current Courses Offered by Michael Karns

Teaser image for Mushroom & Fungi Intro

Mushroom & Fungi Intro

Join us on the North Shore and Superior National Forest as summer wanes and the seasonal mushrooms…
Sat, Aug 13th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sun, Aug 14th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sat, Aug 20th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Teaser image for Mushroom & Fungi: A Closer Look

Mushroom & Fungi: A Closer Look

If you've scratched the surface of mushroom identification, you probably have realized that…
Sun, Aug 21st, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns

Past Courses Offered by Michael Karns

All About Morel Mushrooms: Online Course

Mushroom & Fungi Intro

Spring Birding on the North Shore

Untamed Mushrooms: A Wild Walk in the Woods

Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table