Mushroom Mountain University


Mushroom Mountain is proud to announce the expansion of its online teaching platform as an extension of the in depth workshops offered at our research facility.

Welcome to Mushroom Mountain University!


Explore both ON DEMAND and LIVE WEBINARS designed and hosted by best-selling author and lecturer Tradd Cotter and other prominent guest speakers. Access classes that focus on specific skills related to hobby and commercial mushroom cultivation, mycoremediation, laboratory and spawn skills, and medicinal research.

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Live Classes


FOUR EASY WAYS TO GROW MUSHROOMS AT HOME | JULY 13, 2017 - 7PM | PRICE: $20

The perfect way to begin mushroom cultivation is with these Four Easy Ways! Covers Log Cultivation, Mulch, Compost, and recycling with mushrooms.
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SMALL SCALE MUSHROOM PRODUCTION ON PASTEURIZED SUBSTRATES | JULY 26, 2017 - 7PM | PRICE: $30

An intermediate class that covers oyster mushrooms, paddy straw, giant milky, and more with easy to follow steps and tips for success.
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INTRODUCTION TO MYCOREMEDIATION | AUGUST 2, 2017 - 7PM | PRICE: $20

Ever wonder how mushrooms can break down complex, toxic pollutants, filter bacteria, and possibly eat plastic?  This basic overview is perfect for the curious, experiment or science project planner, and is filled with amazing concepts and ideas about how mushrooms can solve many of our pollution problems.
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MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS: PROPERTIES AND TINCTURE MAKING | AUGUST 9, 2017 - 7PM | PRICE: $35

A overview of some popular medicinal mushrooms including conditions and dosing suggestions followed by a hands-on tincture making demo with help calculating alcohol dilutions as well as calculating metered maintenance versus conditional dosing.
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LAB SKILLS 1 | AUGUST 30, 2017 - 7PM | PRICE: $20

Interested in starting your own small lab for home or business? This class helps you determine the best way to build your own laminar culture hood, plus gives instruction on how to start agar and grain formulas for isolating spores and cloning mushrooms. 
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LAB SKILLS II | SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 - 7PM | PRICE: $50

Building on the first module, learn some intermediate techniques, how to perform grain to grain and sawdust transfers as well as some equipment that makes liquid culture easy  without buying expensive equipment.
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On-demand Courses

Ecology of Mushrooms


ECOLOGY AND LIFE CYCLES OF CULTIVATED MUSHROOMS | Aired June 28, 2017 - 7pm EST | PRICE: FREE

This previously LIVE course is narrated by author Tradd Cotter and covers the basic life cycles and ecology of most cultivated fungi as an introductory lesson for all online courses listed. Understanding how mushrooms reproduce, feed, and interact with their environment will allow students to build upon that knowledge to achieve a higher success rate in cultivation, mycoremediation projects, and medicinal applications. Highly recommended for beginners and as a refresher for experienced growers.

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Mushroom ID


INTRODUCTION TO MUSHROOM IDENTIFICATION BASICS | AIRED ON JULY 5, 2017 - 7PM EST | PRICE: $15

Mushroom identification is easier than you thought, so learn the basic steps and procedures you need to identify 20 easy species. Perfect introduction to foraging and anyone growing mushrooms in their woods or garden!

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Indoor Cultivation


FOUR EASY WAYS TO GROW MUSHROOMS AT HOME | PRICE: $20

This session covers the fundamentals of cultivating a variety of edible mushrooms both indoors and outdoors in a detailed format with video clips, slides, and live moderation and interaction from author Tradd Cotter. Covered will be oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds and waste, king stropharia on wood chips, and shiitake mushrooms on logs.

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NOTE: Pre-requisite recommended: Ecology and Lifecycle. Iphone and Ipad are not supported with this platform.

INDOOR MUSHROOM CULTIVATION ON PASTEURIZED SUBSTRATES  | PRICE: $40

This previously live and now recorded session covers the fundamentals of INDOOR/GREENHOUSE CULTIVATION including (Oyster species, King Stropharia, Paddy Straw, and Giant Milky) on bulk agricultural substrates in a detailed format with video clips, slides, and live moderation and interaction from author Tradd Cotter.

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NOTE: Pre-requisite recommended: Ecology and Lifecycle.

INDOOR MUSHROOM CULTIVATION ON STERILIZED SUBSTRATES | PRICE: $60

Covering the fundamentals of INDOOR/GREENHOUSE CULTIVATION including (Oyster species, King Stropharia, Paddy Straw, and Giant Milky) on bulk agricultural substrates in a detailed format with video clips, slides, and live recorded webinar.
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NOTE: Pre-requisite recommended: Ecology and Lifecycle.

GROW 5LBS OF OYSTER MUSHROOMS A WEEK IN A 4X4 SPACE | PRICE: $10

Using the stacked bucket system, anyone can grow at LEAST 5 pounds of oyster mushrooms a week in a very limited area, perfect for dorms, apartments, or that extra room or basement you might have! Garages work well too, and all you need is a few empty 5 gallon buckets that you can probably get for free at the local deli.

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NOTE: Pre-requisite recommended: Ecology and Lifecycle.

Mycoremediation


INTRODUCTION TO MYCOREMEDIATION | PRICE: $60

This previously LIVE session covers the fundamentals of MYCOREMEDIATION SKILLS including basic techniques such as species selection and collection techniques, experimental design, laboratory transfers, solid and liquid state treatment designs, flow through and recirculation benchtop systems, and bioassays in a detailed format with video clips, slides, and recorded narration from author Tradd Cotter.

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NOTE: Pre-requisite recommended: Ecology and Lifecycle, Lab and Spawn Skills

Lab Skills


MUSHROOM TISSUE CULTURE: LAB AND SPAWN SKILLS | PRICE: $60

This previously LIVE session covers the fundamentals of LAB AND SPAWN SKILLS including basic techniques such as equipment, media formulas, pouring agar plates, spore isolations, cloning techniques, grain spawn preparation, grain spawn generation, and storing cultures in a detailed format with video clips, slides, and recorded narration from author Tradd Cotter.

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NOTE: Pre-requisite recommended: Ecology and Lifecycle.

Students can find classes geared toward any level, from beginner to advanced, and the lesson plans pair well using Tradd’s book Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation as the reference text.