An abridged version of Peter McCoy's bestselling book, Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working With Fungi (Chtheaus Press, 2016) and an expansion of the zine Radical Mycology (Microcosm Publishing). Peter, one of today's foremost experts on mushrooms, covers a lot of ground in this new book, which includes general mycological facts, essential information and skills for identifying common mushroom types, foraging tips, delicious recipes, a growing guide, mycoremediation (using fungi to treat contaminated areas in our environment), mushroom-based crafts, and so much more! This first-of-its-kind introductory text is ideal for anyone just getting started in mycology, as well as for those seeking a fresh perspective on this important science.
Self-taught (gaining knowledge and experience for sixteen years) mycologist Peter McCoy is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots movement and organization that teaches how to work with fungi for societal, personal, and ecological resilience. He's the mycology advisor for Open Source Ecology and Permaculture Magazine North America, lead cultivation expert for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project, and a recurring guest on the Permaculture Voices Podcast, as well as a musician, artist, lecturer, community organizer, and teacher. McCoy lives in Portland, Oregon.