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 three workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair in Fletcher, N.C. Tradd's workshops will include medicinal mushroom gardens, fungi in the classroom, and mushroom cultivation for everyone. The fair will take place at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center from April 11-12, 2015.
Tradd Cotter will sign copies of "Organic Mushroom Farming" at the North Carolina Mother Earth News Fair. Tradd's signing will run from 12:30-1:00 PM on Sunday, April 12th and have copies available for purchase. The fair will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center from April 11-12, 2015.
Author Tradd Cotter of Mushroom Mountain will join Jordan Weiss of Jordan's Mushrooms and Mark Jones of Sharodale Farm for a mushroom cultivation workshop at Sharondale Farm in Keswick, VA. The workshop begins at 1 PM on Friday, April 24th and concludes on Sunday, April 26th at 4 PM. Join this workshop for a hands-on, activity-filled workshop and learn the best practices for cultivating fungi for food, medicine and mycoremediation. Cost to attend is $390.
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.
Tradd Cotter will present four workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon at the Linn County Expo Center on June 6-7, 2015. Tradd's four workshops will focus on medicinal mushroom gardens, mycoremediation, mushroom cultivation for everyone, and fungi in the classroom. Saturday fair hours are from 9:00 AM-7:00 PM, while Sunday Fair hours are 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Bill Maclay will present at this year's Living Futures Unconference at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle from April 1-3. Bill will participate in a discussion, entitled, "Strategic Planning for Community Net Zero energy: From the local scale to Vermont's statewide initiative," on Thursday, April 2nd at 3:15 PM. Speakers include Bill Maclay, Laura Cavin Bailey, Randy Smith (The Putney School), and Alison Hollingsworth (Efficiency Vermont)
Bill will also have a book signing on April 1 at 5:30.
Nicolette Hahn Niman will take part in this year's Critical Topics in Food series at NYU. The panel, entitled, "What Exactly Is Sustainable: Thinking for a Smart Future," will take place on April 2nd at 4:00 PM on the third floor of the Bobst Library at NYU. Following the panel and discussion will be a reception.
Sandor Katz will present at Ohio University in Athens on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Sandor's presentation will take place from 5:30┬ľ7:00 PM in the Baker Center Theater on campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Doug Fine will emcee and keynote at this year's NoCo Hemp Expo. This event will take place on April 4th from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM at the Ranch Events complex in the Thomas M. McKee Building in Loveland, CO.
Gianaclis Caldwell will teach a two day-long workshop on small-scale cheese business through the Maine Cheese Guild in the Augusta area on April 5-6th. Registration costs $100 for Guild members and $300 for non-members.
On April 8th, Joel Salatin will present at the first annual sol Conference, presented by Urban Acres & Carbon Economy Series. This conference will run from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM (CDT) at OakFIT in Dallas and focus on sustainable, local, and organic practices.
Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow will celebrate the release of their book, "A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite's Radical Experiment in Living," at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick, Maine on April 9. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.
The event will be co-sponsored by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Chelsea Green Publishing, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, and Gulf of Maine Books.
Judy Wicks will speak at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio on Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30 PM. Following her lecture will be a reception at 8:45 PM in the Louise Price Social Parlor in College Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
Sandor Katz will keynote at Moonshadow for the annual Sequatchie Valley Institute Food for Life event from April 10-12th. The three-day program has an income-based sliding scale of $100-$200, with full and partial work trade scholarships available.