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Tradd Cotter

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.

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September 11th, 2015 - 9:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Harvest Conference

Location: Warren Wilson College, 7011 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC, 28778 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On September 11th, Tradd Cotter will be giving a pre-conference workshop for the Organic Grower's Schools' second annual Harvest Conference. The workshop is titled "Myco-Magic: Mushrooms for Food, Medicine, and Remediation" and will take place from 9:00-5:00PM at Warren Wilson College. The workshop costs $120 before July 31, and $125 after. Registration will not be available at the door.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

September 18th, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be attending the Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair, which is this year taking place on September 18-20 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. On September 18th, Cotter will be teaching a workshop titled "Medicinal Mushroom Gardens: Cultivation, Garden Design, and Preparing Extracts and Tinctures" from 1:00-2:00PM on the Mother Earth News Stage. Weekend passes to the conference cost $30, though VIP and family packages are also available for purchase.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

September 19th, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Tradd Cotter at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

At this year's Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair, Tradd Cotter will be teaching a children's workshop, "Fungi in the Classroom," which will take place on September 19th from 2:30-3:30PM on the Kids' Treehouse Stage. This year's fair is taking place September 18-20 in Seven Springs, PA. Wristband passes to the conference are $30, though VIP and family packages are also available.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

September 19th, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Tradd Cotter at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be teaching a second session of his workshop, "Medicinal Mushroom Gardens: Cultivation, Garden Design, and Preparing Extracts and Tinctures," at the Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair. The workshop will take place on September 19th from 5:30-6:30PM on the Mother Earth Living Stage. This year's fair is taking place September 18-20 in Seven Springs, PA. Weekend wristband passes can be purchased for $30.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

September 19th, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Tradd Cotter at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On September 19th, Tradd Cotter will have a book signing from 6:30-7:00PM at the Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair. The fair is taking place this year at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort on September 18-20. Weekend wristband passes to the fair are $30 if pre-ordered, and are $35 at the gate. VIP and VIP family passes are also available.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Book Reading/Signing 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

September 20th, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Tradd Cotter at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be teaching a workshop titled "Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone" at this year's Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair, which is taking place September 18-20 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Cotter's workshop will be on the Modern Homesteading Stage, and will take place on September 20th from 2:30-3:30PM. Full-weekend passes to the conference can be purchased for $30, though VIP and family packages are also available.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

September 20th, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be teaching several workshops at this year's Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair, the last of which will be "Mycoremediation and Recycling and Composting of Home and Farm Waste Using Mushrooms" on September 20th from 4:00-5:00PM on the Utne Reader Stage. This year's fair is taking place at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort from September 18th to 20th. Full-weekend passes cost $30, though VIP and family packages are also available.

Find more details here.

Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

September 24th, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at the North American Mycological Association Annual Foray

Location: 84 Blue Ridge Assembly Drive, Black Mountain, NC, 28711 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be keynoting the North American Mycological Association's Annual Foray. In his speech, titled "Mycotopia: Visions and Blueprints from the Future Mushroom Culture," Cotter will teach his audience how we can tap deeper into the power of fungi to create powerful new solutions to many of the challenges that we face over the next millennia. The foray will take place September 24-27, 2015, at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Registration for the foray is full, though members who wish to be added to a wait list should contact Foray Registar Alison Hayes at [email protected]

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Keynote 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

October 17th, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead

Location: 444 Walker Road Summertown, Summertown, TN, 38483 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On October 17-18, Tradd Cotter will be teaching a workshop at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead titled "Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae: Cultivation, Gardening, Mycoremediation, Medicinal Use and Permaculture of Fungi." This workshop will feature the best lectures and hands-on activities available, designed and taught personally by Cotter. Attendees, beginner to advanced alike, will leave with the knowledge and skill sets to accomplish their personal or professional goals, which will span from cultivating on a small to large scale, incorporating edible mushrooms and beneficial fungi into garden designs, medicinal mushroom cultivation and preparation, and the art of mycoremediation to clean contaminated soil and water from polluted sites. This 2-day workshop costs $350, which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Free camping will also be provided on Saturday night.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

October 22nd, 2015 - 11:00 am

Tradd Cotter at the Kentucky Arborist Association Annual Conference

Location: 10 West Rivercenter Boulevard Covington, Covington, KY, 41011 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be a speaker at the Kentucky Arborist Association's Annual Conference, which is taking place this year on October 22-23 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington, KY. He will be speaking on October 22, and will be giving a lecture titled “Amazing Fungi in Soils" from 11:00AM to 12:00PM. Full-conference tickets are $150 for KAA members, and $200 for non- KAA members. Single-day tickets are also available.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Lecture 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

November 7th, 2015 - 8:30 am

Tradd Cotter at the Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Location: 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC, 27703 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will lead a workshop at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which is taking place November 6th-8th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, NC. Cotter's workshop, "Mushrooms: Humankind's Biological Allies," will take place on November 7th from 8:30-10:00AM. Full-conference passes are $229 for both members and non-members until August 19th; member, non-member, workshop passes, single-day, and other packages are also available.

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Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

November 14th, 2015 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain

Location: 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC, 29642 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On November 14th, Tradd Cotter will be offering a full-day workshop at Mushroom Mountain in Easley, SC! Participants will learn different methods to cultivate mushrooms, designing mushroom gardens, and composting with fungi. Directions and more information will be mailed to participants upon registration, and all those attending must register in advance. The registration fee is $200, the cost of which includes a home cooked breakfast and lunch, a fruiting kit, and a shiitake log. This workshop is limited to 30 people.

Find more details here.

Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

December 5th, 2015 - 10:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain

Location: 200 Finley Rd, Easley, SC, 29642 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On December 5th, Tradd Cotter will be offering a "Cultivating Edible Mushrooms" Holiday Gift Workshop, which will take place from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. The workshop cost $50, which includes instruction by Tradd, as well as a fruiting kit or log. All additional kits are $10.00 each - give a gift of a mushroom fruiting kit to your family and friends! Upon registering for this course, you will get a confirmation email, followed by an email from Olga with directions to the farm.

Find more details here.

Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

March 9th, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Ecological Landscape Alliance Conference

Location: UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, 01003 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be a keynote speaker at the Ecological Landscape Alliance 22nd Annual Conference, scheduled for March 2016 at UMass, in Amherst, MA. Cotter will present his keynote address on March 9th on Mycoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water, and how mushrooms can save the world. More details to come!

Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Keynote 
Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

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