ISBN: 9781603584555 Year Added to Catalog: 2014 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 4 Color Dimensions: 8 x 10 Number of Pages: 400 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Release Date: August 12, 2014 Web Product ID: 812
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Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
This is a an all day event at the "Mushroom Mountain" farm in Liberty, SC, taught by Tradd Cotter. Lunch is provided. Includes instruction, innoculated shiitake log, and a fruiting kit. Participants will learn different methods to cultivate mushrooms, designing mushroom gardens, and composting with fungi.
If you think growing mushrooms is too complicated, hereÂ’s your chance to see how easy and rewarding it can be. This workshop will instantly get you growing, and youÂ’ll leave understanding the best ways to cultivate delicious mushrooms at home or on your farm. YouÂ’ll learn about inexpensive start-up options for beginners and many commercial ideas to expand on. This class will energize your efforts and maximize your production.
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.
January 16, 2015, 12:00 pm
Tradd Cotter at the Southern SAWG Conference
Southern SAWG Conference, Mobile AL
Tradd Cotter will teach multiple workshops at the 2015 Southern SAWG Conference on January 16-17, 2015.
The workshops will include:
Mushroom Cultivation for Commercial Farms Â– Understand the best ways to cultivate mushrooms on your farm. YouÂ’ll learn about inexpensive start-up options for beginners, and many commercial ideas to expand on. This class will energize your efforts and maximize your production. Topics include: life cycle of fungi; mushroom behavior and intuitive growing; choosing, buying, and storing spawn; woodland mushroom farming (logs, wood chips, and composts); indoor production (small and large scale); converting existing structures into grow rooms (barns, chicken houses, storage containers): marketing your mushrooms (trends, demand, strategies); organic pest management; alternative product development (powders, extracts, composts). Tradd Cotter, Mushroom Mountain (SC).
Recycling, Composting, and Mycoremediation of Farm Waste Using Mushrooms Â– Got waste? Worried about contaminated soil or water? Rechannel your waste stream on the farm to grow edible mushrooms and create beautiful, organic worm compost as the end product. Many species of edible fungi sweat powerful enzymes into the environment capable of molecular disassembly of complex molecules such as hydrocarbons, aromatic chlorinated compounds, and pesticides. Mushrooms are also well adapted to filter, stun and destroy pathogenic bacteria that accompany failing septic systems, manure holding ponds, and even pet waste runoff. Learn how these mushrooms perform these miraculous tasks and how to develop a living barrier or filtration system that is customized to fit your needs. Talk will focus on biomass expansion, site engineering, and species of mushrooms that can be used for easy mycoremediation projects that anyone can do. Tradd Cotter, Mushroom Mountain (SC).
Tradd's new book, "Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation," will be available for sale and signing.