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. We are in the process of working on a new platform for Mushroom Mountain University, on demand classes are coming soon!

WELCOME TO MUSHROOM MOUNTAIN UNIVERSITY!

Explore ON DEMAND 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.

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.

ON-DEMAND COURSES COMING SOON!

Ecology and Lifecycles of Cultivated Mushrooms

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.

Introduction to Mushroom Identification Basics

Mushroom identification is easier than you think, 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! Note iPhone and iPad are not supported with the platform. No downloadable content or PPTs.

Four Easy Ways to Grow Mushrooms at Home

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.
Pre-Requisite: Ecology and Lifecycles

Indoor Mushroom Cultivation on Pasteurized Substrates

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.
Pre-Requisite: Ecology and Lifecycles

Indoor Mushroom Cultivation on Sterilized Substrates

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.
Pre-Requisite: Ecology and Lifecycles

Grow 5Lbs of Oyster Mushrooms a Week in a 4×4 Space

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.
Pre-Requisite: Ecology and Lifecycles

Introduction to Mycoremediation

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.
Pre-Requisite: Ecology and Lifecycles, Lab and Spawn Skills

Mushroom Tissue Culture: Lab and Spawn Skills

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.
Pre-Requisite: Ecology and Lifecycles

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