077 Radical Mycology

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Our guest this week is Peter McCoy. Peter is a self-taught mycologist with 15 years of accumulated study and experience, Peter is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the skills needed to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. Peter is the lead cultivation expert for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project and Open Source Ecology and the primary author behind Radical Mycology, a nearly 700-page book on accessible mycology and mushroom cultivation. During the podcast we discuss:

  • What are fungi?
  • How to cultivate edible and medicinal mushrooms
  • How to establish a mushroom bed in your garden
  • Tempeh
  • Peter’s cultivation how-to videos
  • Growing mushrooms in an apartment
  • Easy to grow mushroom: King Stropharia
  • Source for spawn: Field and Forest
  • Plugs
  • Improving soil with fungi
  • Remediating soil
  • Peter’s new book Radical Mycology

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  1. The recommended “Kingstar (sp?) Fairy” mushroom is apparently not available at Field and Forest and doesn’t show up on Google. Is there another source recommended, or another name by which this mushroom is known?
    Also curious whether McCoy has any connections with or opinions about Paul Stamets’ work.
    Thank you.

    • I apologize for the bad audio quality on this podcast–I think Peter was saying, “King Stropharia”.

    • Oh, and I noticed that Field and Forest does not have King Stropharia on their website. But Fungi Perfecti does.

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