Go into the forest, settle down in a protected spot and take a look around. Rising from the ground are countless mushrooms, the fruiting bodies of fungi. Underground, a complex web of mycelium innervates the soil in all stages of development - un-germinated spores, homokaryotic, dikaryotic, long fungal hyphae, both saprophytic and mycorrhizal. Fungi are more animal than plant, with their heterotrophic and predatory feeding habits. Learn about the vast variety of fungi that lives under our very noses, talk about the medicinal utility of fungi all through the eukaryotic kingdom and then learn how to cultivate medicinal and gourmet mushrooms in environments that we'll create for them.