Sadly - Autumn 2017 has passed and it was a ripper season for the shrooms.  We have pigged out on a variety of types done many different ways - (pulled pork and slipperies was particularly good).  Autumn is a great time for foraging. We show you the basics in mushroom identification.  Fungi is an amazing area of biology and when done safely, can be amazing eating too.  Join us for some fun in the field exploring the great big outdoor supermarket!

Get on the list for spring - we'll be getting going again soon.

We'll be meeting at HIRL and convoying it out to forage.  So bring a vehicle or better still car pool.

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What you will learn
  • Basic identification
  • Prepare and cook wild mushies (with some local vino)
What you will get
  • Brunch with a matching glass of vino
  • A morning of mushroom foraging

What to bring
  • Basket/bucket and butter knife.
  • Sturdy footwear e.g. rubber boots
What to wear

Weatherproof - warm casual clothing



Vendor since 2016

Get your skills at

The skill-shop provides hard to get and quality skills.  

With its headquarters in Western Victoria - we seek to provide opportunities for people living regionally to be part of exciting workshops and classes that typically might not be available.  We also seek to give people from cities and regional centres an opportunity to see some amazing places while growing a new skill.

Many of our classes are based at the Hamilton Insititute of Rural Learning (HIRL).  HIRL is an amazing venue spread across 15 acres and bordering a 100 acre Eastern Barred Bandicoot recovery enclosure.  It is the perfect place to connect in community and learn together. 

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone participating in any classes or coming to any events at Skill Shop or organised by Skill Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.


  • Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into Skill Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Skill Shop.

The Skill Shop provides classes taught by people with real industry skills.  Our classes are about participation, fun and learning.

Our classes are non-accredited, they don’t give you any ‘licences to drive’ so repeat after me……. I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by the Skill Shop.


I agree to give Skill Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Skill Shop classes and events or on Skill Shop’s premises.

We only use these through newsletters and social media – if you have a real problem with it, just let us know before class.


Skill Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. Just let us know at  If you miss the deadline, consider paying your ticket forward to a friend.


At the Skill Shop we do our very best to ensure all scheduled classes run.  Sometimes life happens and we may need to cancel if there is an illness or we just don’t get enough participants for the class.

We try to have at least 5 in any class – but if we have to cancel we’ll let you know via email and SMS as soon as possible.  A full refund or credit will be issued.


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