Please consider checking out my crowdfunding campaign to support the production of a book on the uses of mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological health.
For more info on this project, see the campaign here :
This Indiegogo campaign will fund the next big step in the Radical Mycology project: funding the production of a book on the theory, practice, and applications of using mushrooms and other fungi to create positive personal, social, and ecological change. This book will be similar in design and flow to the Radical Mycology zine, but the toolbox of mycological skills and philosophical insights it will provide will be of much greater breadth and depth for those seeking to use fungi to make the world a better place.
The Radical Mycology Book will not only include step-by-step instructions for mushrooms cultivation and applications in everyday life but will also be a resource for creating a paradigm shift in the western culture's understanding of the fungal kingdom. The book will provide an entertaining and educational view into the mysterious, dense, and uncommon world of mushrooms and mycology, all explained by using accessible language, photographs, illustrations, and vivid metaphors.
Highlighted sections in the book include:
Practical mushroom cultivation with ways to make your own tools and equipment, alternative & low-tech techniques, and using high tech methods on a small budget.
Applications of fungi for perpetual food systems, permaculture, and land stewardship.
The theory and practice of mycoremediation including step-by-step guides to training a mushroom to digest a given pollutant, disaster protocols, and an explanation of the chemistry involved in the process.
Mycomanifestos and essays on the necessity of a Radical Mycology global movement.
The relationship between mycology, community organizing, systems theory, mutual aid, and ecological and social justice work.
How to start and run a successful community mushroom growing lab or group.
The art of guerrilla mushrooming and the ethics of habitat rehabilitation.
The history of entheogenic or psychedelic fungi in the formation of ancient and modern cultures and their modern importance for nourishing and enlightening the spirits of people today.
Lichenology & the role of lichens as medicine, dyes, and indicators of air quality.
Perpetuating fermented food cultures such as tempeh, miso, and Roquefort cheese.
Cultivating mycorrhizal fungi to build soil, support plant life, and reduce fertilizer consumption.
Biochar production and integration into fungal cultivation.
Mycorrhizal cultivation and application for food and forest plant health.
Age appropriate mycology lessons and projects for children.
Medicinal mushroom processing.
Ethnomycology and the utilitarian uses of fungi.
Field guides to common and uncommon fungi.
Hunting endangered mushrooms & lichens for forest protection.
Using DIY biohacker tools for advanced mycological work.
Edible mushroom recipes
Insights into the modern subculture of mycogeeks and freaks.
We have less than 2 weeks on this campaign and are pushing to reach the rest of our goal. You can see the campaign here:
This book will be unlike anything currently available on mushroom cultivation and application for sustainable living, mycoremediation, and permacultural applications. Please help us by spreading the word!
See the 700-page Radical Mycology book—a compendium of all things related to fungi, their cultivation, and application—here: http://bit.ly/rmchthaeus
So, one disadvantage of not having bank accounts and/or credit cards? The internet doesn't take cash (and I won't mail it... what a world), but I wanted to congratulate you on your project and wish you the best of luck in you're final week of fund raising and while I can't give you the 5, 10, or even 15 dollars I would like to. I can ask is you are going to do any presentations or speaking events coinciding with the books release and could set you up with one here if you are.
Looks like you've shot enough footage for a DVD too. Cool stuff! good luck!
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