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Tradd Cotter

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's Upcoming Events

    • Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain Farm Tour
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      July 26, 2014, 3:00 pm

      Tradd Cotter, the author of "Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation" will be leading a tour at the Mushroom Mountain Farm between 03:00 PM and 04:30 PM on July 26th. The tour will consist of: Lesson in "Mushroom Ecology & Life Cycle," Lesson in "Mycoremediation," Mushroom Trail Tour, LAB Tour, and a Lesson in "Mushrooms in your Garden."

    • Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain Farm Tour
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      August 3, 2014, 9:00 am

      Tradd Cotter, the author of "Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation," will be leading a tour at Mushroom Mountain Farm between 09:00 AM and 11:00 AM on August 3rd. The tour will consist of: • Lesson in "Mushroom Ecology & Life Cycle" • Lesson in "Mycoremediation" • Mushroom Trail Tour • LAB Tour - NEW • Lesson in "Mushrooms in your Garden"

    • Tradd Cotter at The Telluride Mushroom Festival
      The Telluride Mushroom Festival, Telluride CO
      August 15, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Tradd Cotter will participate in the Mycoremediation and Cultivation Track at The Telluride Mushroom Festival on August 15-19, 2014.

    • Tradd Cotter at the Seven Springs Mother Earth News Fair
      Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs PA
      September 12, 2014, 1:00 pm

      Trad will speak on the Storey Stage on Friday, September, 12, to talk about "Shrooming off the Grid." More details to come...

    • Tradd Cotter at the Seven Springs Mother Earth News Fair
      Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs PA
      September 13, 2014, 1:00 pm

      Trad will speak on the Mother Earth Living Stage on Saturday, to talk about "Medicinal Mushroom Gardens."

    • Tradd Cotter at the Seven Springs Mother Earth News Fair
      Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs PA
      September 13, 2014, 5:30 pm

      Tradd will speak on the PASA Stage on Saturday at 5:30 to talk about Mycroremediation of Home and Farm Waste. More details to come...

    Tradd's Books

    Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

    Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation

    In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Tradd Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your lifewhether your goal is to clean up industrial pollution or settle down with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. Cotter takes organic one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinkingone that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.

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