Mason Goes Mushrooming: Children’s Book Launch, Cooking Demo, and a Wild Mushroom Celebration
October 8 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
After a short mushroom meander on the trails of North Branch Nature Center, Melany Kahn offers an animated reading of a first-of-its-kind children’s foraging adventure book, Mason Goes Mushrooming. The reading will be followed by an interactive Q&A. Melany will have a selection of wild and cultivated mushrooms available for the kids and their adults to discover. They will be able to touch, smell, and learn the different traits of mushrooms. A cooking demo and tasting with Melany sharing how to get that delicious umami flavor will round out the afternoon.
About the Author: Melany Kahn started hunting for mushrooms in Vermont in 1968 when her family bought a farm in West Brattleboro. For the last 22 years she has taught children how to forage for wild mushrooms. Recently, Melany presented a talk to children at TEDxBoston on planetary stewardship, “You’re never too young to learn or too old to start foraging.”