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
October 11, 2019

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

The Daily Star Trek News
October 9, 2019

New Film Fantastic Fungi Explores the Real Mycelial Network that Inspired Star Trek: Discovery

The Hollywood Reporter
October 8, 2019

Fantastic Fungi  – Film review


February 24

“Psychedelic Mushrooms”
New York Botanical Garden – Midtown Center, Room C

Discover the power, the allure, and the science of psychedelic mushrooms. I will discuss the biology of these potent fungi, their cultural history, and contemporary use and regulation in the U.S., as well as the efforts underway to decriminalize and utilize them in therapeutic practice.


February 25

“The Mycobiome of the Garden”
Edith J. Carrier Arboretun
Ann Arbor University

An illustrated talk that focuses on the helpful fungi. The talk describes the roles fungi play in plant life and why they are so important to plant and soil microbiomes, and subsequently, our food supply.

April 18

Mushroom Mania
Keynote speaker
Richmond, VA

April 25

“The Kitchen Mycologist”
New York Botanical Garden
New York, NY

May 11

“Psychedelic Mushrooms”
Colorado Mycological Society
Denver, CO

May 12

“The Kitchen Mycologist”
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO

May 12

“Preserving Mushrooms”
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO

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.