Kai Wingo Iyi passed into the realm of the ancestors February 2016. A mushroom expert, her passion was in informing the community of the understated value of mushroom cultivation. She provided mushrooms, lectures and workshops in agricultural support for sustainable food systems and served as committee organizer for Food, Race and Justice Conference at Case Western Reserve University. Kai felt that if we, women especially, embrace fungi as our allies, it has the power to transform, heal and empower. She received a BA from Fisk University, Nashville TN, in Speech and Communication and studied at Maimouna Keita School of African Dance in Senegal, West Africa. Although she used her experience to bridge gaps culturally between students and international artist in the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools program, she realized it alone was inadequate in decreasing addiction among youth. As an advocate of psychedelic exploration and research she maintained that debunking myths of drug abuse and entheogenic use will be the only way to recreate responsible adults who can make informed decisions. Kai now lives in the multiverse, where she owns and operates Cleveland's first and only mushroom farm, Buckeye Mushroom Farm.