Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy is an author, researcher, and interdisciplinary educator advancing a variety of applied mycology fields.


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With nearly 20 years of experience working with fungi, Peter is widely regarded as a pioneer in areas of environmental regeneration utilizing fungi. And his exhaustive reference guide to these and other practices, Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working With Fungi (Chthaeus Press, 2016), is considered a milestone for the progress of mycology as a people’s science.

Peter is an original founder of the mycological advocacy organization Radical Mycology, a committee member of the Fungi Film Festival, and the founder of MYCOLOGOS, the world’s first mycology school. He is also the lead mycologist at MycoCycle, an applied mycoremediation company based in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the mycology advisor to Open Source Ecology and The Permaculture Student. From his hometown in Portland, Oregon, Peter’s daily practice centers on pondering, designing, cultivating, and researching ever-healthier relations between humans, fungi, and the habitats we share.


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