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A TREATISE ON SEEING & WORKING WITH FUNGI
Mycologists walk a fine and often a curving line between Herbal Medicine, Artisan Cuisine, Master Gardener, and Scientist. While fungi infiltrate nearly every aspect of our lives, they’re often hard to classify and often overlooked. Today, we’re talking with Peter McCoy, co-founder of Radical Mycology and author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi about the world of Mycology.
Peter McCoy speaks on behalf of the fungi, the most overlooked and misrepresented organisms in the web of life. A self-taught mycologist with 16 years of accumulated study and experience, Peter is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the many ways to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. Peter is the lead cultivation expert for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project and the mycology advisor to Open Source Ecology and Permaculture Magazine North America, as well as a regular guest on the Permaculture Voices Podcast. Apart from his work with fungi, he is also a community organizer, artist, musician, lecturer, and teacher.