May 20-21, 2017, 9am-4pm
The Cultivation, Extraction, and Medicinal Properties of Fungi
Exclusive 2-Day Master Immersion Course with Authors Robert Rogers
and Tradd Cotter
Medicinal Foods and Beverages Prepared By Olga Cotter
This intensive and inclusive seminar will encompass all aspects of medically and nutritionally important fungi. No experience necessary, attendees will receive expert instruction that will satisfy both beginner and advanced growers and foragers, beginning with the cultural and environmental skills needed to cultivate high quality medicinal mushrooms at any level. The course is broad in scope and covers basic mushroom identification skills, the historical and future uses of medically important fungi, basic laboratory skills, overview of outdoor and indoor cultivation methods, extraction principles and demonstrations, and lectures on mushrooms as adaptogens, brain and nerve tonics, cancer therapies, psilocybin depression studies, as well as research associated with specific conditions and dosing considerations. Highlights of the workshop include:
- All Vegetarian Fungal Foods prepared by Olga Cotter
- Indoor Cultivation of Exotic Medicinal Fungi (Cordyceps, Pleurotus tuber-reggium, Cyathus)
- Laboratory and Farm Tour of Mushroom Mountain
- Fully deconstructed demonstrations showing home and benchtop extraction procedures
- Cloning and Preserving Foraged Medicinal Fungi
- The Future of Ethnomycology and Current Research
Tuition: $500 (limited to first 30 attendees) $575 after February 1, 2017. Waiting List will be notified in the event of a cancellation. There are no refunds for this exclusive seminar. Cancellations will be refunded 50% of the paid tuition within 30 days of the scheduled event.
Recommended Texts for Students Attending: Fungal Pharmacy (Robert Rogers) and Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation (Tradd Cotter)Robert Rogers Bio
Robert Dale Rogers has been an herbalist for over forty years, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where he is presently an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine.
He teaches plant medicine, including plant and mushroom medicine, aromatherapy and flower essences in the Earth Spirit Medicine faculty at the Northern Star College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Robert is past chair of the Alberta Natural Health Agricultural Network and Community Health Council of Capital Health. He is a Fellow of the International College of Nutrition, past-chair of the medicinal mushroom committee of the North American Mycological Association and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Fungi magazine and Discovery Phytomedicine.
He is the author of over 40 books on medicinal plants and fungi of the boreal forest, including The Fungal Pharmacy: The Complete Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms and Lichens of North America.
A Cree Healer and his Medicine Bundle, was released in June 2015 by North Atlantic Books. It documents the ten generation passing down of over sixty traditional plants and fungi and their medicinal use.
Mushroom Essences: Vibrational Healing from the Kingdom Fungi was released in July 2016. This book contains 48 mushroom essences prepared under lunar influence for working with soul connection and depth psychology. It includes one or more case study, from clinical practice, associated with using these wonders of the underworld. Tradd Cotter Bio
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.