The Mycocultural Revolution: Transforming Our World with Mushrooms, Lichens, and Other Fungi
by Peter McCoy Author and Robert Rogers Foreword
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!
With a foreword by Robert Rogers, author of The Fungal Pharmacy.
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Comments & Reviews
Thank you Peter McCoy for helping us navigate such a giant subject and for giving us the confidence to go deep! May many mushrooms flourish!
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.
The lives of fungi are astonishing and baffling. It isn't always easy for those tempted to explore these remarkable worlds to find a way in. The Mycocultural Revolution—a rich hybrid of manifesto and manual, written by a myco-visionary and gifted educator—provides an elegant guide to the first steps.