2025 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Zachary Hunter

Deeply impassioned with understanding this planet that we call home, Zach has explored a wide range of topics and draws connections to inspire others here in Earth.  With his BS in Geological Sciences, Zach has explored Permaculture, land remediation techniques, wild-crafting, and herbal studies.  He has made a name for himself in California with a focus on healing foods, medicinal mushrooms, and understanding the unique flavors from wild-crafted foods.  Drawing from the ancient past, and glimpsing the distant future, he believes that we are of one planet, one race, one body, and one consciousness, and that all studies can be united into a Unified Theory of Being Human.  At the core of this belief is a message: the world deserves us at our best; let's strive to achieve together.

Classically trained in French culinary education, and raised in New American and Pacific Northwest kitchens, Chef Zachary presents imaginative experiences in the culinary and mycological world, bringing people together through love of food and community. He hopes to inspire others though entertaining lectures and fusion-powered view of regional cuisines.

In 2020, he unexpectedly spent the first year and half of the pandemic in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he lived, cooked and foraged with his fiancé Kimberly. He now lives in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he is involved with local indigenous communities to explore sustainable community-supporting mycotourism. He is the owner of The Fungivore, an aspiring author, mycophagy researcher and performance poet. Follow his adventures on instagram at @the_fungivore.