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UPCOMING MEETINGS

July 6th, 2016

Peter McCoy
"Mycosystem Functioning"


Peter McCoy is a self-taught mycologist with 15 years of accumulated study and experience. He is an original founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches how to work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal health, community resilience, and ecological stewardship. Peter is the lead cultivation expert for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project and Open Source Ecology and the primary author behind Radical Mycology, a 700-page book on mycology and mushroom cultivation. Peter’s work has been featured in various news and media outlets such as Grist, Vice’s Motherboard, Permaculture Voices, The Survival Podcast, and The Visionary Activist Show on KUPL. And his unique approach to fungi has brought him to present at various event, including 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. From his mushroom homestead in Portland, OR, Peter’s daily practice centers on cultivating, researching, and foraging for new intersections between humans and the fungal realm.

Mycosystem Functioning
As mycologists and ecologists uncover more and more influences that fungi hold on the environment, it is becoming increasingly clear that the fifth kingdom might need to be placed as number one! Fungi are everywhere, filling every plant, swapping DNA with other organisms, and ensuring the overall health of all ecological webs. In this presentation, Peter will cover some of the more obscure corners of the fungal realm from Antarctica to the bottom of the ocean and expose what we've all been missing. The result just may change the way you think about fungi and the world at large.

As always, try to come around 6:30 to meet, greet, and share in some snacks!


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Meeting are at the Intown Community Church, 2059 Lavista Road, Atlanta, 30329. We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 with a social time for snacking, identifying mushrooms, browsing guides and making friends. The social time begins at 6:30. Members bring snacks each month. A sign up list for volunteering to bring snacks will be passed around. This is a chance to learn some, connect some and get filled in on some of the club's plans for the year.

 

 

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PREVIOUS MEETINGS

MCG features monthly meetings each year between February and November on a variety of fungi-related topics. To view some of our previous meetings go HERE.

DID YOU KNOW...

Mushrooms have religious importance in many cultures, including the North American Indians. The Blackfoot Indians believed puffballs were stars that fell to Earth.

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Georgia Poison Center
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
PO Box 26066
Atlanta, GA 30303

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The Mushroom Club of Georgia contacts are:

Dr. Coleman McCleneghan 
(h) 828-963-4116 
(c) 828-963-4116
email:
Boone, NC

Jay Justice
(h) 501-837-5303
email: justice@aristotle.net
Little Rock, AK