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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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February 13th, 2016 - 10:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain Farm Tour

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

Tradd Cotter will lead a tour of Mushroom Mountain on February 13th at 10:00 AM. All tours of Mushroom Mountain include an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, laboratory tour and research overviews, and the fruiting room. Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will be discussed along the way! This tour costs $15 and is open to all ages. Contact Mushroom Mountain for details on group visits and discounted reservations.

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 

February 20th, 2016 - 10:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Texas Mother Earth News Fair

Location: Mother Earth News Fair, Belton, TX | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd will teach multiple workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, TX on February 20-21. His workshops include: Saturday, 10:00 AM, Mushroom Cultivation in Southeastern Climates Saturday, 1:00 PM, Medicinal Mushrooms Saturday, 4:00 PM, Mycoremediation and Recycling and Composting of Home and Farm Waste Using Mushrooms Sunday, 1:00 PM, Fungi in the Classroom

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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 

February 20th, 2016 - 11:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mother Earth News Texas

Location: 301 W Loop 121, Belton, TX, 76513 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On February 20th, Tradd will have a book signing at the Texas Mother Earth News Fair, which will take place at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, TX. Cotter's signing will run from 11:00-11:30 AM. Tickets to the fair are $20 if ordered in advance; tickets will cost $30 at the gate. VIP, Individual Day and Family packages 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 

March 5th, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at SCOOL Conference

Location: SCOOL Cultivate, Greenville, SC | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present at the South Carolina Organization for Organic Living's (SCOOL) "Cultivate" event on March 5, 2016. More details to come.

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 7th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Boston Mycological Society

Location: 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On March 7th, Tradd Cotter will lead a workshop on Mycoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water with the Boston Mycological Society at Harvard's Farlow Herbarium.

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 8th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Cape Cod Mycological Society

Location: Barnstable, MA | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On March 8th, Tradd Cotter will present on Medicinal Mushroom Magick at the Cape Cod Mycological Society.

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 - 6:30 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 

March 12th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Organic Growers School Conference

Location: One University Heights, Asheville, NC, 28804 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present three workshops at the 23rd annual spring conference at UNC Asheville on March 12-13.

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 14th, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at SCUMS

Location: 100 Thomas Green Blvd (578 Issaqueena Trail), Clemson, SC, 29631 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present a talk on morel mushrooms on March 14th at the South Carolina Upstate Mushroom Society. This talk will take place at the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center.

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 

March 19th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at SC Mushroom Hunting Permit Certification

Location: 9564 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, 29223 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On March 19th and 20th, Tradd Cotter will lead a wild mushroom foraging permit course at Sesquicentennial State Park. This course is limited to 30 people and costs $463. Participants who pass this class will receive a 5-year mushroom foraging permit for South Carolina and Code 13 Approved States.

Find more details here.

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

April 9th, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Asheville Mother Earth News Fair

Location: Asheville, NC | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present at the 2016 Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, North Carolina. More details to come!

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 

April 16th, 2016 - 9:00 am

Tradd Cotter at GA Mushroom Hunting Permit Certification

Location: 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA, 30075 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

On April 16th and 17th, Tradd Cotter will lead a wild mushroom foraging permit course at Chattahoochee Nature Center. This course is limited to 50 people and costs $463. Participants who pass this class will receive a 5-year mushroom foraging permit for South Carolina and Code 13 Approved States.

Find more details here.

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

April 23rd, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain

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

On April 23rd, Tradd Cotter will be teaching an all-day Mushroom Cultivation Course at Mushroom Mountain in Easley, SC. The course, which is Mushroom Mountain's most popular day-long cultivation event, includes instruction, an oyster fruiting kit, and a shiitake log to take home from hands-on activities. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on various surfaces, design mushroom gardens, and compost or recycle with fungi. This workshop costs $200, and all who wish to attend must register in advance. The cost of registration includes a home cooked breakfast and lunch. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out, so register ASAP!

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 

April 24th, 2016 - 10:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain Tour

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

On April 24th, Tradd Cotter will be conducting a tour of Mushroom Mountain! The tour will include an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, a laboratory tour, research overviews, and a tour of the fruiting room. Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will also be discussed along the way. The tour costs $15 to attend and will begin at 10:00AM.

Find more details here.

Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience

Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

May 14th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Sterling College

Location: 16 Sterling Drive, Craftsbury, VT, 05827 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Join Tradd for an exclusive 2-day immersion course that covers cultivation, mycoremediation, medicinal mushrooms, gardening with fungi, and soil creation. The tuition for this 2-day workshop is $250. This covers the cost of instruction, field trips, and most materials. All students will be charged a meal fee of $50 and are invited to enjoy all of their meals with us for the duration of the workshop. On-campus housing may be available, but is limited.

Find more details here.

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

May 27th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Sharondale Farm

Location: Sharondale Farm, Keswick, VA | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Join Tradd Cotter and Mark Jones for a two day course on the Cultivation and Permaculture of Fungi Immersion at Sharondale Farm

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

June 4th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mother Earth News Oregon

Location: 3700 Knox Butte Road E, Albany, OR, 97322 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd will present at the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, Oregon from June 4-5, 2016. More details to come!

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 

June 12th, 2016 - 10:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain Tour

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

On June 12th, Tradd Cotter will be conducting a tour of Mushroom Mountain! The tour will include an introduction to fungal ecology and life cycles, a laboratory tour, research overviews, and a tour of the fruiting room. Many aspects of mushrooms, including medicinal properties, cooking, and mycoremediation to soil creation will also be discussed along the way. The tour costs $15 to attend and will begin at 10:00AM.

Find more details here.

Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience

Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

June 14th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Native Plants in the Landscape Conference

Location: Millersville University, Lancaster, PA, 17551-0302 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will present at this year's Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville University on June 14-18th. Tradd will lead workshops on topics such as mycoremediation, recycling and composting with mushrooms, as well as on native plants and their fungal partners.

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 

July 9th, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain

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

On July 9-10, Tradd Cotter will be teaching Mushroom Mountain's Annual Mycoremediation Workshop! This intensive two-day course will give participants the skill level they will need to provide mycoremediation services or community consultation for devastated habitats around residential sites, farms, commercial properties, and common public areas. Participants are encouraged to attend Mushroom Mountain's Mushroom Cultivation Workshop as a prerequisite to this course, as it will build a basic platform of knowledge necessary for this intensive program. Registration for this workshop costs $400.

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 

July 22nd, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Tradd Cotter at Wild Herb Weekend

Location: Valle Crucis, NC | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter will be the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Herb Association's annual conference, the Wild Herb Weekend! The conference will take place July 22-24. More details to come!

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 

August 6th, 2016 - 9:00 am

Tradd Cotter at GA Mushroom Hunting Permit Certification

Location: 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA, 31410 | Authors: Tradd Cotter

on August 6-7, Tradd Cotter will lead a wild mushroom foraging permit course at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. This course is limited to 50 people and costs $463. Participants who pass this class will receive a 5-year mushroom foraging permit for South Carolina and Code 13 Approved States.

Find more details here.

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

September 8th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at North American Mycological Association Annual Meeting

Location: Shennandoah Valley,, Front Royal, VA | Authors: Tradd Cotter

Tradd will be at the 2016 North American Mycological Association Annual Meeting in Virginia, September 8-12. More details to come!

Category: Food & Drink | Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience

Book: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation - Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation 

October 15th, 2016 - 12:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Center

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

Tradd Cotter will lead a two-day course on the Cultivation and Permaculture of Fungi Immersion at Spiral Ridge Permaculture Center on October 15th and 16th. More details to come!

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

November 12th, 2016 - 10:00 am

Tradd Cotter at Mushroom Mountain

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

On November 12th, Tradd Cotter will be teaching an all-day Mushroom Cultivation Course at Mushroom Mountain in Easley, SC. The course includes instruction, an oyster fruiting kit, and a shiitake log to take home from hands-on activities. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on various surfaces, design mushroom gardens, and compost or recycle with fungi. This workshop costs $200, and all who wish to attend must register in advance. The cost of registration includes a home cooked breakfast and lunch. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out, so register ASAP!

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 

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