Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies

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Peter McCoy | Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi

Virtual lecture

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Peter McCoy will speak on his book Radical Mycology and the development of Mycologos, a platform that produces educational materials that enable individuals and organizations to readily apply the arts and sciences of mycology throughout their lives and livelihoods. As we examine parallels of culture and mycology, we will discuss the ethos of citizen science and civic research, as community-based projects expand the dialogs of mycological futures

Peter McCoy

Peter speaks on behalf of the fungi, the most overlooked and misrepresented organisms in the web of life. As an interdisciplinary, systems-oriented mycology educator with 17 years of experience, Peter is considered one of the most prominent voices in the modern mycology movement. His work is widely regarded as pioneering in the topics of accessible mushroom cultivation and mycoremediation, while his in-depth mycological knowledge has also elevated his voice to one of the foremost in the less-explored fields of fungal evolution, fungal communication, and the history of fungi in human cultures.

In 2006, Peter co-founded Radical Mycology, a grassroots mycological advocacy organization and social movement to share his life-long passion for helping others understand mycology. In the years following, Peter’s knowledge brought him to teach mushroom cultivation and applied mycology to people across the United States and Canada.