We’ve all heard of Medicinal Mushrooms, but as herbalist explore deeper into the field of mycology we’re finding the world of fungi has many layers of healing to offer. Today, we’re talking with Peter McCoy, author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi, about mushroom medicine for body, mind, and soul.
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.