Chelsea Heffner

After many years of attending and supporting forages, scouting locations for teachers, and countless hours spent hunting for mushrooms with friends and family, WildCraft owner, Chelsea Heffner is stepping into the role of foraging instructor this fall to share her passion for edible mushrooms, and the experience that comes from 10 years of exploring the forests of the Gifford Pinchot and Mt. Hood National Forests.

When asked about her favorite classes offered by WildCraft, you might expect Chelsea, BFA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, MFA graduate of Pacific Northwest College of Art to talk about the ever-changing roster of Studio Art or Textiles workshops. More often than not, the first classes that she recommends are those that connect students with landscape and place – classes that force students to slow down and notice the details – experiences in nature that challenge skills of perception. She is delighted to offer a handful of foraging classes this fall and share her knowledge and passion with WildCraft students.

Chelsea lives in White Salmon, WA with her two young boys, husband, flock of ducks, unruly garden and very messy printmaking studio.