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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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August 1st, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain

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

On August 1st from 3:00-4:30PM, Tradd Cotter will be offering a tour of Mushroom Mountain! The tour will consist of a lesson in "Mushroom Ecology & Life Cycle," a lesson in "Mycoremediation," a Mushroom Lab Tour, and a lesson in "Mushrooms in your Garden." All tours last approximately 1-1.5 hours. Price per person is $15.00. For groups of 20 people and more, tours are $12.00 per person.

Find more details here.

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

August 3rd, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Tradd Cotter at South Carolina Upstate Mycological Society

Location: The Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, 100 Thomas Green Blvd (578 Issaqueena Trail), Clemson, SC, 29631 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On August 3rd, Tradd Cotter will be at the South Carolina Upstate Mycological Society to give a talk titled "The Past, Present and Future of Fungal Therapies." For the talk, Cotter will be discussing patterns and mechanisms involved with bacterial, viral, and cancer infections and how fungi interrupt and mitigate healing or induce pathogen destruction. Attendees will also learn how to make potent, target specific fungal extracts and tinctures using a technique that Cotter has pioneered and destined to change the way medicine is manufactured and delivered to patients.

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 

August 8th, 2015 - 10:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Wisconsin Mother Earth News

Location: 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd., West Bend, WI, 53095 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On August 8th, Tradd Cotter will be giving a children's workshop on the Kids Treehouse Stage at the Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair, which is taking place August 8-9 at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, WI. Cotter's workshop, "Fungi in the Classroom," will take place from 10:00-11:00AM. Weekend passes to the conference cost $15 each. VIP passes and VIP 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 

August 8th, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Tradd Cotter at Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI, 53095 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be teaching a workshop, "Medicinal Mushroom Gardens: Cultivation, Garden Design, and Preparing Extracts and Tinctures" at the Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair in West Bend, WI. Cotter's workshop will be taking place on August 8th from 2:30-3:30PM on the Mother Earth Living Stage. The fair is taking place on August 8th and 9th at Washington County Fair Park. Weekend passes to the fair cost $15.

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 

August 8th, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Tradd Cotter at Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI, 53095 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will have a book signing at this year's Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair from 3:30-4:00PM on August 8th, in which he will be signing copies of his book, "Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation." The fair is taking place August 8-9 in West Bend, WI. Weekend wristband passes are $15, though VIP and VIP family passes are also available.

Find more details here.

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 

August 9th, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI, 53095 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

From 4:00-5:00PM on August 9th, Tradd Cotter will be teaching a workshop titled "Mycoremediation and Recycling and Composting of Home and Farm Waste Using Mushrooms" on the Star Seed Stage for the Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair. This year, the fair is taking place August 8-9 at Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, WI. Weekend wristband passes to the conference cost $15 each. VIP passes and VIP Family packages for the conference 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 

August 9th, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Tradd Cotter at Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI, 53095 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

From 2:30-3:30PM on August 9th, Tradd Cotter will be teaching a workshop titled "Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone" at the Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair, which is taking place August 8-9 at Washington County Fair Park. Cotter's workshop will be taking place on the Modern Homesteading Stage. Weekend passes to the conference cost $15 each. VIP passes and VIP 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 

August 13th, 2015 - 9:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Telluride Mushroom Festival

Location: 110 N Oak St., Telluride, CO, 81435 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present at this year's Telluride Mushroom Festival, including a pre-conference workshop on mycoremediation that will last all day. Tradd Cotter will be speaking throughout the festival and offering demonstrations and hands-on learning activities for all ages and skill levels. The cultivation and mycoremediation track offers programs from talented speakers from all over the world, giving attendees access to a wealth of information in just a few days time! The festival includes mushroom hunting skills, a cookoff contest, cultivation and mycoremediation lectures and demos, medicinal mushroom beer on tap at various locations, a mushroom lounge where speakers and attendees will comingle, an amazing parade, and many aspects of ethnomycology. Tradd’s lectures this year will be "Shrooming off the Grid," "Mycoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water," and "Mycotopia: Messages from the Future Mushroom Civilization." The festival will take place at the Sheridan Opera House from August 13-16. Full festival passes are $275, though VIP and single-course tickets 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 

August 29th, 2015 - 9:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain

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

On August 29th, Tradd Cotter will be hosting an all-day workshop at Mushroom Mountain. Taught by Tradd Cotter on­site at the Mushroom Mountain Farm 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 attendees upon registration, and all those who wish to participate must register in advance. This workshop is limited to 30 people, and will include a home cooked breakfast and lunch. Participants will also receive a fruiting kit and shiitake log (a $50 value!).

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 

August 30th, 2015 - 10:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain

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

On August 30th at 10:00Am, Tradd Cotter will be offering a tour of Mushroom Mountain! The tour will consist of a lesson in "Mushroom Ecology & Life Cycle," a lesson in "Mycoremediation," a Mushroom Lab Tour, and a lesson in "Mushrooms in your Garden." All tours last approximately 1-1.5 hours. Price per person is $15.00. For groups of 20 people and more, tours are $12.00 per person.

Find more details here.

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

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.

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 18th, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

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

Tradd Cotter will rbe attending the Pennsylvanian Mother Earth News Fair, which is this year taking place September 18-20 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Cotter will be delivering four lectures, including a children’s program. Topics will include Mycoremediation, Medicinal Mushroom Gardens, Mushroom Cultivation for Everyone, and may add Mushroom Hunting and Identification for beginners. Tradd will be signing copies of his book all weekend long and also available for personal one on one consultation.

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]

Find more details here.

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.

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 

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.

Find more details here.

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 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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