Paul Stamets

Paul Stamets is an author & mycologist.
He appears in the film Time for Change.

Paul Stamets

Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist for over thirty years. Over this time, he has discovered four new species of mushrooms and pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation. He received the 1998 “Bioneers Award” from The Collective Heritage Institute, and in 2008, Paul received the National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s Green-Novator and the Argosy Foundation’s E-chievement Awards. In February 2010, Paul received the President’s Award from the Society for Ecological Restoration: Northwest Chapter, in recognition of his contributions to Ecological Restoration.

He has written numerous books on mushroom cultivation, use and identification including Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms known as the definitive text of mushroom cultivation. His latest book is called, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. 

Paul sees the ancient Old Growth forests of the Pacific Northwest as a resource of incalculable value, especially in terms of its fungal genome. A dedicated hiker and explorer, his passion is to preserve, protect, and clone as many ancestral strains of mushrooms as possible from this pristine woodlands.

Paul Stamets's films

Paul Stamets


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