PETER MCCOY speaks on behalf of the fungi, the most overlooked and misrepresented organisms in the web of life. An interdisciplinary, systems-oriented mycology educator with 16 years of accumulated study and experience, Peter is the founder of MYCOLOGOS® and an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots mycological advocacy organization and social movement.
In 2016, Peter released Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working With Fungi, a 650-page book on accessible mycology, mushroom cultivation, mycoremediation, and more. The book has since been hailed as one of the most accessible texts on the science and art of mycology, offering unique, thorough, and cutting-edge insights and applications in the rapidly evolving field.
Aware of the global need for accessible mycological education, Peter founded MYCOLOGOS® in 2017 to share his extensive knowledge of – and passion for – mycology's arts and sciences. A lover of the outdoors and the gifts of all that fungi teach, his hands-on and environmentally-conscious approach to working with fungi is a direct response to a lifetime living in the fungi-rich Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Peter’s work with fungi has been featured in various news and media outlets, including Salon, GOOD.is, Grist, Vice’s Motherboard, and The Survival Podcast. And over the last decade he has presented at The Permaculture Voices Conference, The Village Building Convergence, The Telluride Mushroom Festival, The Breitenbush Herbal Conference, The National Brownfield’s Conference, and The North American Mycological Association, as well as for countless community groups and mycological societies around the world.
Peter is also the lead cultivation expert for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project and the mycology advisor to Open Source Ecology and Permaculture Magazine North America. Apart from his work with fungi, he is also a community organizer, writer, and artist.