Author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years.
In 1996, he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and operates with his wife, Olga, to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries and currently maintains over 200 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides.
His primary interest is in low-tech and no-tech cultivation strategies so that anyone can grow mushrooms on just about anything, anywhere in the world. Mushroom Mountain is currently expanding to 42,000 square feet of laboratory and research space near Greenville, South Carolina, to accommodate commercial production, as well as mycoremediation projects.
Tradd, Olga, and their daughter, Heidi, live in Liberty, South Carolina.
Tradd Cotter will lead an all-day Spring Cultivation Workshop at Mushroom Mountain on May 9th. Participants will learn different methods to cultivate mushrooms, designing mushroom gardens, and composting with fungi. Cost to attend is $200.
On June 6th, Tradd Cotter will lead a mycoremediation workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon. This workshop, entitled, "Mycoremediation and Recycling and Composting of Home and Farm Waste Using Mushrooms," will run from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Linn County Expo Center.
On June 6th, Tradd Cotter will present a workshop on medicinal mushroom gardens at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon. This workshop will run from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Linn County Expo Center.
On June 7th, Tradd Cotter will present a workshop on accessible mushroom cultivation at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon. This workshop, entitled, "Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone," will run from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM at the Linn County Expo Center.
On June 7th, Tradd Cotter will present a workshop on fungi in the classroom at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon. This workshop will run from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM at the Linn County Expo Center.
Katrina Blair will teach the Local Wild Living Program, a 120 hour, in-depth course that celebrates our connection between personal health and wild lands. This class will be held on Wednesdays, from 9 am - 12 pm on May 6th to August 28th, but will also include overnight outings and field trips. Suggested donation for this course is $888.
Per Espen Stoknes will speak at the Joint Assembly on May 6th at 12:00 PM in Montreal. The Joint Assembly will take place from May 3-7 at the Palais des congres de Montreal.
Olivia Rathbone at Book Passage
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco CA 94111
May 6, 2015, 6:00 pm
Olivia Rathbone will discuss her new book, "The OAEC Cookbook,"at Book Passage's San Francisco location on May 6th at 6:00 PM. Copies of "The OAEC Cookbook" will also be available for sale and signing at this event.
1st Presbyterian Church, 4 S. Ridge Avenue, Ambler PA 19002
May 6, 2015, 7:00 pm
On Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 PM, Judy Wicks will be speaking about the benefits of local business at the Ambler Food Co-op's "Food for Thought┬ö Educational Series. After Wicks' lecture, copies of her book ("Good Morning, Beautiful Business") will be available for sale and signing.
On May 7th, David Grant will discuss and read from his new book, "The Social Profit Handbook," at the Whistlestop Bookshop. This event will take place at 5:00 PM in Carlisle, PA. Copies of "The Social Profit Handbook" will be available for sale and signing.
Per Espen Stoknes will discuss his new book, " What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming," at the Seattle Town Hall on May 7 at 7:00 PM. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Katrina Blair will be at this year's Dandelion Days in Carbondale, Colorado. On Friday, May 8th, Katrina will present on the "Wild Wisdom of Weeds" at 7:00 PM. Katrina will also lead a wild weed walk on Sunday, May 10th of the festival.
From May 8-10, Steve Gabriel will lead a hands-on exploration of forest ecology at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Participants will learn how to inoculate mushroom logs and examine valuable lessons of successful forest farmers from around North America. Tiered pricing is available.
Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow will discuss their new book, " A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living," on May 8 at 7:00 PM at the Norwich Bookstore. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.