Practice radical mycology and learn mushroom lore.
Discover the glorious world of mushrooms, lichens, and micro fungi, as
described by Peter McCoy, one of today's foremost experts in the field.
Covering the essential information and skills for identifying,
cultivating, and celebrating the uniqueness of fungi, this book enables
anyone to quickly and easily engage in the art and science of
mycology-the study of fungi.
Mycology offers vast opportunities
to enhance our lives, support our communities, and heal the environment.
This first-of-its-kind introductory text is accessible for anyone just
getting started in mycology, as well as for those seeking a fresh
perspective on this important science.
Learn 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!
- Interest in mycology (the study of fungi) is booming
books on mycology are technical but this one is practical and accessible
while covering a lot of (figurative) ground: it is a guide to common
types of mushrooms and includes foraging tips, recipes, a grow guide as
well as information on mycoremediation and even mushroom-based crafts.
- "The MycoCultural Revolution is upon us, and Peter McCoy’s new book
contains the information and insporation to take part in it. Part
handbook, part myco-manifesto, this book offers comprehensive grounding
in the ecological, historical, social, and personal importance of fungi,
reinforced with easily accessible instructions on foraging,
cultivation, cooking, medicine making, and numerous other practical
mycological skills. McCoy weaves useful information with thoughtful
reflection on fungi’s many alluring qualities, incredible abilities, and
endless potential as teachers and partners in the work of realizing a
better world. True to the spirit of Radical Mycology, McCoy shows us
how, by getting to know fungi and developing a working, reciprocal
relationship with them, we can all find our place in connection with the
wider webs of life, and grow communities of like-minded people who are
tuning into the fungal frequency. If you’re getting curious about
mushrooms and fungi, or interested in finding ways to deepen your
relationship with them, this book is for you. Like a pirate radio
station beckoning us into the forest, it’s an invitation to find the
others, and ourselves, in communion with fungi." -Doug Bierend, writer and author of In Search of Mycotopia