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While our meetings and most of our walks are open to the public, there are definite benefits to joining the Mushroom Club of Georgia and renewing yearly.

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June 3rd, 2015
Eugenia Bone

"Adventures on the Mushroom Trail"

Eugenia Bone is a nationally known food journalist and author. Her work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Denver Post. She is the author of five books. At Mesa's Edge was nominated for a Colorado Book Award. She wrote Italian Family Dining with her father, celebrated chef Edward Giobbi. Well-Preserved was nominated for a James Beard award, and was on many best cookbooks of 2009 lists. Mycophilia: Revelations From the Weird World of Mushrooms, was on Amazon's best science books of 2011 list and nominated for a Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries award. Her fifth book, The Kitchen Ecosystem (October, 2014) has been nominated for a Books for a Better Life award, and was on many best cookbooks of 2014 lists. Her writing and recipes have been anthologized in a number of publications, including Best Food Writing, Saveur Cooks, and The Food & Wine Cookbook, among others. Eugenia has lectured widely, in venues like the Denver Botanical Garden and the New York Pubic Library, judged food and wine competitions, and she has appeared on television and radio many times. She is the founder of Slow Food Western Slope in Colorado and the president of the New York Mycological Society, which was founded 50 years ago by composer John Cage. She writes the blog, Eugenia lives in New York City and Western Colorado. Contact Eugenia through her facebook page Eugenia Bone Books or follow her on twitter @eugeniabone


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Meeting are at the Intown Community Church, 2059 Lavista Road, Atlanta, 30329. We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 with a social time for snacking, identifying mushrooms, browsing guides and making friends. The social time begins at 6:30. Members bring snacks each month. A sign up list for volunteering to bring snacks will be passed around. This is a chance to learn some, connect some and get filled in on some of the club's plans for the year.





Sunday June 28th – Atlanta, GA
Come explore the bountiful colors of the south in this rare opportunity to explore the full spectrum of color found in local mushrooms and lichens. You will take home a detailed recipe card showcasing the colors we extract in class, a beautiful arashi silk scarf that you design in class and you'll learn all of the basics necessary to explore mushroom and lichen dyeing on your own. Go to for more information.


MCG publishes a quarterly newsletter, a great source of club information, news, events, book reviews, articles and more. View the current newsletter HERE.


Subscribe to The Mushroom Club of Georgia, you do not need to be a member of the Club to join. Visit this group


MCG features monthly meetings each year between February and November on a variety of fungi-related topics. To view some of our previous meetings go HERE.


Mushrooms have religious importance in many cultures, including the North American Indians. The Blackfoot Indians believed puffballs were stars that fell to Earth.


In a Poison Emergency, contact:
Georgia Poison Center
Grady Health System

50 Hurt Plaza
Suite 600
P.O. Box 26066
Atlanta, GA 30303

Call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week:

In Metro-Atlanta:
Outside Metro-Atlanta:

The Mushroom Club of Georgia contacts are:

Dr. Coleman McCleneghan 
(h) 828-963-4116 
(c) 828-963-4116
Boone, NC

Jay Justice
(h) 501-837-5303
Little Rock, AK