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Saturday, August 20 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Human-Fungal Relations: Past, Present, and Future

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Mycology is proving itself to be a nearly inexhaustible field for innovation. As new discoveries are constantly being made, there seems to be no end to what fungi can offer humans, their communities, and the environments they touch. However, these revelations are only the most recent chapter in the long-standing history that humans have shared with fungi. In this presentation, Peter will explore the depth and breadth of ethomycological history, from the centrality of micro and macro fungi in many prehistoric cultures to their increasingly significant influences on modern society and the future of technological design. Obscure and ancient practices with fungi will be presented alongside cutting edge cultivation techniques to show that working with fungi is not only  important, but integral to the human story.

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Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy is a founder and author of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the means to easily work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. For the last 8 years, Radical Mycology has provided free resources and held internationally attended conferences that share the science of mycology and art mushroom cultivation in a way that is open-source, practical, and relevant... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435

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