Mushrooming with Children with Author Melany Kahn
Curious about how to introduce children to the benefits of mushroom hunting? Melany Kahn quells common fears and puts the “us” in mushrooms, by weaving simple education through playful, fungi-finding adventures. It’s never too early to learn, and never too late to start a family interest in mycology.
Melany will identify simple ‘beginner’ mushrooms, showing which ones to tackle and how, and discuss the many fungal treasures that are not necessarily edible but are fascinating to children. These range from the beauty of turkey tails to the magic of blue-staining boletes, to stinkhorns (eeew!), to making spore art with gilled mushrooms. The possibilities that the mushroom kingdom offer our kids are endless.
Author Melany Kahn started hunting for mushrooms in Vermont in 1968 when her family bought a farm in West Brattleboro. She attended Wesleyan University, (BA, English/Creative Writing). She holds a Masters in Social Work from Boston College and MFA in Film from The Tisch School at NYU. Melany lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children, and you can find her leading mushroom walks or foraging at every opportunity.
Mason Goes Mushrooming is her first book. A link to purchase the book directly from the distributor is HERE. Please enter this code at checkout and the MMS will receive a small proceed from the sale: MGM3MMS.
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