Northshire Manchester: Melany Kahn - Mason Goes Mushrooming

In person at our VT location!
Event date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 11:00am
Event address: 
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255


We are delighted to welcome you back to this in person event at our Manchester, VT store!

Seasoned forager, educator, and local author Melany Kahn will read from and lead activities based on her new children’s book Mason Goes Mushrooming.

Author Melany Kahn will read her new book Mason Goes Mushrooming aloud, complete with commentary and a Q and A for the audience. She will bring a selection of wild and cultivated mushrooms for an ID session and describe features. The session is interactive, kids will be able to touch, smell, observe the details of the fungi, and then use them as still-life models for their own illustrations and artwork. And Melany will lead a mushroom-inspired craft session with sculpting and decoration of "mushrooms" to bring home.

Mason Goes Mushrooming captures the wonderful experience of mushroom hunting, a magic that touches both children and adults.”  —Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia and the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook

This first-of-its kind foraging story, Mason Goes Mushrooming takes us on a woodland treasure hunt. We follow a young boy and his four-legged pal, Buddy, to hunt edible mushrooms through lush Vermont landscapes, morels in springtime, chanterelles in summer and black trumpets in autumn. Curious about mushroom foraging or how you can hear the sound of the ocean without leaving the forest? Mason teaches us it’s never too early to learn, and never too late to start.

Author (and Mason’s mom) Melany Kahn quells common fears and puts the “us” in mushrooms, by weaving simple education through a playful, fungi-finding adventure. Four kid-friendly, forest-to-frying pan recipes highlight the flavor notes of the mushrooms featured. A short identification guide is provided for newbie foragers.

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Mason Goes Mushrooming By Melany Kahn, Ellen Korbonski (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Melany Kahn, Ellen Korbonski (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781950584888
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Green Writers Press - October 4th, 2022

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