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 discuss his new book, "Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation," at the Booksmith on December 6. The exact time has yet to be finalized, more details to come.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
Join Brad Lancaster in a workshop titled, "Water-Harvesting and Native-Tree Workshop" at Food Conspiracy Workshop in Tucson, AZ. Learn how to use simple water levels (called bunyips) in your yard or neighborhood and make earthworksÂ—landscaping features that direct and capture the flow of waterÂ—for water harvesting. YouÂ’ll also learn where to place trees to maximize summer shade and winter sun. After youÂ’re done learning, youÂ’ll get to put your newly acquired knowledge to work installing earthworks and planting trees in the Conspiracy Gardens.
Bring pointed shovels and hard rakes, along with hats and work clothes.
Please register by emailing Kelly Watters at [email protected] or calling (520) 624-4821.
Come for two days of orchard tours, cider making and tastings, and workshops, November 1-2. This is for all who love apples, fresh or hard cider, apple cuisine, apple orchards or just being in New England in the fall. Michael will be there to give an organic orchard tour, share growing insights with other noted orchardists, and lead a traditional wassail ceremony.
Claude Jolicoeur at Cider Days
Cider Days, Shelburne Buckland Community Center, Shelburne Falls MA
November 1, 2014, 10:00 am
Claude Jolicoeur will speak at the 20th annual Cider Days on November 1 and 2. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Sandor Katz at Long Hungry Creek Farm
Long Hungry Creek Farm , Red Boiling Springs TN
November 1, 2014, 1:00 pm
Annual Harvest and Kraut-Chi-making Workshop at Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs, TN, with Jeff Poppen, the legendary Â“barefoot farmerÂ” and Sandor Katz.
Fermentation workshop will begin at 1pm. Bring cutting boards, knives, graters, and jars to fill with veggies.
Connelly Center, 863 W Lancaster Ave , Villanova PA 19085
November 4, 2014, 5:45 pm
This year's Women in Business POW Conference will feature Judy Wicks, founder of the White Dog Cafe and author of, "Good Morning, Beautiful Business." The conference will take place on the evening of November 4th at the Connelly Center at Villanova University. Following Wicks presentation will be a book signing.
Judith Schwartz at Thetford Center Community Building
(3932 Route 113, across from Town Hall, Thetford Center VT
November 4, 2014, 6:30 pm
Journalist Judith Schwartz, author of "Cows Save the Planet, and other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth" will be in Thetford Center on Tuesday, November 4th for a reading, potluck (optional), and discussion. When I read her book last year, it filled me with hope, changed my view of life on our planet, and reoriented my career plans for the future.
Here's what she plans to talk about: "Soil, that humble stuff we often take for granted, can be seen as a hub for our many challenges. Taking a "soils-eye" view of our predicaments opens up many possible solutions. For instance, once we understand that over time more CO2 has gone into the atmosphere from the soil compared to the burning of fossil fuels, we can explore means of returning carbon to the soil--namely through regenerative agricultural practices. Given the state of global climate change negotiations, we can't stop emissions immediately--let alone unburn the fossil fuels we've already used--but we can change how we treat the land and grow and produce food. As for cows...depending on how livestock are managed, they can either be destructive or serve as a tool for large-scale land restoration as well as a food source. It's up to us. "
For more information contact Didi Pershouse
[email protected](802) 785-2503
RSVPs appreciated, but not necessary.
Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Medicine and Thetford Academy
Michael Farrell at 2014 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference
2014 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference, Charlotte NC
November 5, 2014, 12:00 pm
Michael Farrell will present in the "lightening round" session of the 2014 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference on November 5-6 in Charlotte, NC. Each presentation will be 7 minutes long.
Nicolette Hahn Niman at Book Passage
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco CA
November 5, 2014, 6:00 pm
Nicolette will read from and discuss her new book, "Defending Beef," at Book Passage's Ferry Building on November 5 at 6:00 PM. Books will be available for sale and signing.