The Science of an Ecoliterate Art

Peter McCoy

The desire to heal the earth through working with fungi has been at the core of the Radical Mycology Convergence since its inception. Though the technical end of this science can be challenging at times, the eco-literate awareness and mycomimicry mindset that mycoremediation fosters should be valued for the many ways they can positively influence how we engage with and design the world around us. In the year’s since the first RMC, much has evolved in the landscape surrounding regenerative mycology, with clearer avenues for development becoming increasingly available to researchers of all backgrounds. In this talk, Peter will give an overview of mycoremediation’s known limits, potential applications and outcomes, and (many) areas for greater research, so as to help you become more myco-literate for the building of holistic designs and an eco-conscious society.

About the Teacher
Peter McCoy is a systems-oriented mycology educator with 17 years of experience across a variety of applied mycology fields. A Portland native and founder of Radical Mycology and the Radical Mycology Convergence, Peter has worked for over 10 years to develop numerous original perspectives on how fungi can help human cultures and the environments they touch, with his most recent endeavor being MYCOLOGOS, the world's first mycology school. A globally-recognized leader in the modern mycological revolution, Peter is a dedicated teacher, mushroom farmer, herbalist, permaculture designer, community organizer, artist, and author with a ceaseless passion for evolving human-fungal relations. He is also the author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working With Fungi (Chthaeus Press, 2016), a 650-page book on mycology that has been hailed as one of the best books on medicinal mushrooms, mycoremediation, and mushroom cultivation written to date, and a milestone for the progress of mycology as a people’s science.