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8th Annual Mycelium Mysteries
A Women's Mushroom Conference
September 20-22, 2024 | Almond, Wisconsin
Keynote Speaker 
Eugenia Bone

Eugenia Bone is an internationally known food and nature writer. Her work has appeared in many anthologies, magazines, and newspapers, including The New York Times, The National Lampoon, Saveur, Gourmet, BBC Science, and The Wall Street Journal, where she is a frequent book reviewer. She is a member of the American Society of Science Writers and former president of the New York Mycological Society. She is a master preserver, and a member of the faculty at the New York Botanical Garden where she teaches classes on psychedelic mushrooms. She is the author or co-author of nine books on food and nature. Her upcoming book is Have a Good Trip (Macmillan, 2024) . She has been nominated for a variety of awards, including the Colorado Book Award and James Beard Award. Eugenia has been featured on many dozens of radio shows and podcasts. She has lectured widely in diverse venues like The New York Public Library, the Denver Botanical Garden, and the Reuben Museum. She is featured in the documentary directed by Louie Schwartzberg, Fantastic Fungi (2019), and in the Netflix children’s show about food, Waffles + Mochi (the mushroom episode) produced by Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.

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Keynote Speaker 
Susan Leopold, PhD

Susan Leopold, PhD, is an ethnobotanist and passionate defender of biodiversity. She is the Executive Director of United Plant Savers and Director of the Sacred Seeds Project. Previously, she was a librarian at the Oak Spring Garden Library, digitizing rare herbals and botanical travel manuscripts. She serves on the Board of Directors for Botanical Dimensions and the Center for Sustainable Economy and is an advisory board member of American Botanical Council. She is a proud member of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia and the author of children's book Isabella's Peppermint Flower. She lives on and manages the Indian Pipe Botanical Sanctuary with her three children in Virginia where she raises goats, peacocks, and herbs.

Keynote Speaker 
Rose Tursi

Rose Tursi is an illustrator by profession. When she's not creating art, she loves spending time outside exploring the natural world. She's led forays and ecological walks for many organizations throughout the country and is an advocate of the community science movement. Her happy place is at the crossroads of art and mycology, and most recently has been experimenting and teaching paint making using fungi as the binder and pigment sources. She currently serves as the Visual Arts Chair for the North American Mycological Association.

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Ceremonial Leader 
Ruth Barrett

Ruth Barrett is an acknowledged foremother of the goddess spirituality movement, an ordained Dianic high priestess, seasoned ritualist, teacher of magical and ritual arts. She is author of Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries: Intuitive Ritual Creation (expanded 3 rd edition) and has contributed to several anthologies on goddess spirituality. Ruth is also a pioneering musician/priestess, mountain dulcimer artist and singer, whose recordings are among the pioneering musical works in the Goddess Spirituality Movement. Her most recent recording is Once And Future Amazons. Ruth teaches online classes for women and at women’s gatherings and festivals.


Registration for Mycelium Mysteries is now OPEN!

Presenters are listed in alphabetical order by first name. 

Discover the amazing lineup of workshops, activities and forays!
Pre-Conference Events
Take a deep dive into topics like foraging and broom making at a pre-conference workshop!
Registration for Mycelium Mysteries 2024 is now OPEN! Click below to learn more and register today. 
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