Peter McCoy - Moab
Oct 21, 2021, 7:00 pm
VenueGrand County Library, Moab Branch
257 E Center St
Moab , UT 84532-2463
Grand County Library is excited to host Peter McCoy.
PETER MCCOY 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.
In 2016, Peter published the 650-page book Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working With Fungi to share his accumulated skills, experiences, and knowledge. The book’s unprecedented depth, breadth, and perspective on the science, applications, and cultural importance of mycology have been praised as among the most significant contributions to these fields in the 21st century. Prominent reviewers have hailed the book as the most important and comprehensive text on fungal ecology, mushroom cultivation, mycoremediation, and medicinal mushrooms written to date, and a milestone for the progress of mycology as a people’s science.
This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Grand County Library.