Green Festival Speakers
Paul Stamets has written six mushroomrelated books. Several are used as textbooks around the world by the gourmet and medicinal mushroom industries. He started a mushroom wholesale and retail sales business, Fungi Perfecti, LLC, in 1980. He is the author of many scholarly papers in peerreviewed journals (The International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms; Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM, Oxford University Press); Herbalgram, and others) He holds 4 patents, with several more soon to be approved. (www.fungi.com.)Paul has received several environmental awards. He received the 1998 Bioneers Award from The Collective Heritage Institute, and the 1999 Founder of a New Northwest Award from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. In 2008, Paul received the National Geographic Adventure's Magazine's GreenOvator and the Argosy Foundation's Echievement Awards. In November of 2008, Utne Reader ecognized Paul as one of the 50 Visionaries of the Year. In February of 2010 Paul was recognized with the President's Award from the Society of Ecological Restoration.