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

INDOOR MUSHROOM CULTIVATION ON STERILIZED SUBSTRATES | February 9, 2017 - 7pm EST | PRICE: $60


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

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FOUR EASY WAYS TO GROW MUSHROOMS AT HOME | FEBRUARY 2, 2017 - 7pm EST | PRICE: $20


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

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ECOLOGY AND LIFE CYCLES OF CULTIVATED MUSHROOMS | February 8, 2017 - 7pm EST | PRICE: $10


This 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.
NOTE: Iphone and Ipad are not supported with this platform.

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SMALL SCALE COMMERCIAL OYSTER PRODUCTION | February 22, 2017 - 7pm EST | PRICE: $50


Learn about the equipment, designing growing rooms, production schedules, procuring substrate, and everything you need to get growing on a larger scale!

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

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS | February 23, 2017 - 7pm EST | PRICE: $30


Ever wonder about how mushrooms make medicine? This class unlocks the mystery behind the environmental factors and growing conditions that effect the potency of specific medicinal traits, as well as cover the qualities of several antiviral, cancer fighting, adaptogenic, and sugar regulating species.

NOTE: Iphone and Ipad are not supported with this platform.

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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.

Recorded Classes

Ecology of Mushrooms


ECOLOGY AND LIFE CYCLES OF CULTIVATED MUSHROOMS | PRICE: $10

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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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.



GROW 5LBS OF OYSTER MUSHROOMS A WEEK IN A 4X4 SPACE

| FEB 15 - 7pm EST | 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.

Outdoor Cultivation


LOG CULTIVATION OF MUSHROOMS | FEB 10 - 7pm EST | PRICE: $10

Many mushrooms grow on logs, but some like to be treated quite differently! master the art of cultivating shiitake, maitake, nameko, oyster, reishi, and many more with four simple methods that each of these mushrooms prefer. Even experienced groweres will pick up a tip or too that can make a big difference in yields.

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

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.