From ecology to fermentation, in pop culture and medicine — mushrooms are everywhere. With an explorer’s eye, author Doug Bierend guides readers through the weird, wonderful world of fungi and the excellent mycological movement.
In Search of Mycotopia introduces us to an incredible, elemental, and oft-overlooked kingdom of life—fungi—and all the potential it holds for our future through the work and research done by a fantastic community of mushroom-mad citizen scientists and microbe devotees. This entertaining and mind-expanding book will captivate readers curious about the hidden worlds and networks that make up our planet.
Bierend uncovers a vanguard of mycologists, growers, independent researchers, ecologists, entrepreneurs, and amateur enthusiasts exploring and advocating for fungi’s capacity to improve and heal. From decontaminating landscapes and waterways to achieving food security, In Search of Mycotopia demonstrates how humans can work with fungi to better live with nature and one another.