Eugenia Bone

Eugenia is a nature and food journalist, as well as an author and speaker, whose writing is primarily about the connections between food, sustainability and the natural sciences.  Eugenia has written for many magazines and newspapers including Food & Wine Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of six books, the most recent of which is Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You. Eugenia has lectured widely in venues like the Denver Botanical Gardens, the New York Public Library, and the Stone Barns Center. She’s currently featured in “Fantastic Fungi”, a movie about the magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.


Fantastic Fungi

I’m featured in Fantastic Fungi, a hugely popular documentary film about fungi and their role in the health of soil, plants, and humans. The film has 100% Rotten Tomatoes, rave reviews from the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, among others, and a passionate fan base that keeps growing.

The Wall Street Journal
May 11, 2020

Entangled Life Review:
Digging Into Enigmatic Organisms

April 3, 2020

‘Fantastic Fungi’ Ponders Mushrooms of the Psychedelic and Non-Trippy Variety

The Wall Street Journal
October 11, 2019

The Nature of Life and Death’ Review: The Queen of Forensic Science by Eugenia Bone



“Preserving Mushrooms”
New York Botanical Gardens
Adult Education

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10 am – 12 pm

When the Eastern Woodlands erupt with marvelous edible mushrooms, the picking is great. But too often, the harvest succumbs to rot in your kitchen. In this illustrated talk, master canner and author of Mycophilia Eugenia Bone explains the best ways to dry, freeze, pressure can, preserve in oil, and pickle both wild and cultivated mushrooms so you can savor your fungi in any season!

Fantastic Fungi

How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness, and Save the Planet

An awe-inspiring visual journey through the exotic, little-known realm of fungi and its amazing potential to positively influence our lives.


A Journey into the Unseen World Around You

A microbiology primer that takes the layman on a broad survey of the role of microbes in nature and illustrates their importance to the existence of everything: atmosphere, soil, plants, and us.


Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms

In Mycophilia, Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century.

“Psychedelic Mushrooms”
Colorado Mycological Society
Denver, CO