Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy is a renowned applied mycology researcher and educator who has endeavored to understand and share the world of fungi with others for over 20 years.

He is the author of Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi and The Mycocultural Revolution: Transforming Our World With Mushrooms, Lichens, and Other Fungi, the founder of the mycology advocacy organization Radical Mycology, director of the Fungi Film Festival, and the founder and lead instructor at Mycologos, an applied mycology school and experimental fungi farm based in Portland, Oregon. 

His work with fungi has spanned nearly two decades and includes years of field work in mycoremediation practices, extensive writing on the history of human-fungal relations, and in the presentation of novel hypothesis on the nature of fungal growth, communication, and evolution. From his hometown in Portland, Peter’s daily practice centers on pondering, designing, cultivating, and researching ever-healthier relations between humans, fungi, and the habitats we share.