Mushrooms are niche, but many people in the mushroom world have a burning passion for the fungal queendom, so much so that they dedicate their lives to celebrating all things mushroom. Today's guest, Art Goodtimes, is one of those humans! Art talks all about the development of the Telluride Mushroom Festival in Telluride, Colorado where he resides. We also discuss his prominent art forms— poetry, art and linguistics— and how he weaves in shrooms and fungi as a central theme.
Art Goodtimes is an American poet, farmer and politician in Colorado. This artist, author, poet-performer, bioregionalist paleohippie, Green county commissioner, husband, father, fungiphile, and basket weaver is hooked on heirloom spuds and southwest wind. He is the creator of Talking Gourds, a traveling tribal poetry feast, and runs the Telluride Mushroom Festival as Master of Ceremonies and poet laureate of the Telluride Mushroom Festival.