Ever want to forage for your own food? Ever wonder which mushrooms you come across in nature are safe to eat? Interested in mycology? Today’s episode of We Dig Plants is for you! Tune in as Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg are joined by forager Michael Heim. Michael’s interest in plants began while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha, when he took a Horticulture class to satisfy a “hard science” requirement. Around the same time he learned how to forage for wild mushrooms. The passion was “planted”! Since then he has been fusing his passion for spirits and culinary creations with his passion for botany, mycology, and wild foods. This program was brought to you by Chefs Collaborative.



“It’s healthy to have skepticism about what you eat – it’s just a matter of how you apply that.” [09:00]


“If I wanted to be a gourmet mushroom farmer, I would just buy a forrest and say I’m a farmer.” [22:00]


“Mushrooms are the gate keeper between life and death. Without mushrooms, we don’t have soil.” [37:00]


–Michael Heim on We Dig Plants