Upcoming Events and Calendar | Lectures / Workshops / Tours | Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification

Upcoming Events and Calendar


 
JANUARY 18-19, 2018 SSAWG Conference, Chattanooga TN
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JANUARY 22-24, 2018 Virginia Association for Biological Farming Conference, Hot Springs VA
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JANUARY 27, 2018
Botanical Gardens Symposium, Charlotte NC
Landscaping with Fungi: Mushrooms as Environmental Multi Tools
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JANUARY 31, 2018

Full Moon Walk and Drum Circle: 7:30PM, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC | FREE EVENT

Walk in the woods with us (June Bug, Billie & Olga) on this second Full Blue Moon of the Year. We will have a brief connect, then proceed into the forest. The magic is shy so we will be silent to invite non verbal communication.  Afterwards we share our experience with a pot of tea. Anyone wishing to bring crumpets welcome!


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FEBRUARY 3, 2018 River Keepers 
FEBRUARY 5, 2018 SCUMS, Clemson SC
"Spring Fungi"
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FEBRUARY 11-12, 2018 Wild Mushroom Food Certification Class, Oatland Island GA
Class filled, no more registrations accepted
FEBRUARY 14, 2018 MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 
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FEBRUARY 17-18, 2018 Mother Earth News Fair, Belton TX
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FEBRUARY 3, 2018 Whole Health Nation Conference, Greenville SC
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MARCH 5, 2018 SCUMS, Clemson SC
"Mushrooms of Mexico"
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MARCH 14, 2018 MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 
Click Here to sign up
MARCH 15, 2018 FUNCTIONAL FUNGUS, LANDRUM LIBRARY, Landrum SC
Our own Joel Myers will discuss the vital role that mushrooms play in our ecosystems and what makes these fungi such an important factor. We will also talk about how some mushrooms can “clean up” certain contaminants and some of the ways we might be able to utilize this ability.
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MARCH 17-18, 2018

Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification (Approved by SCDHEC, GADPH and NCDPH) - Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC

This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: Georgia, South Carolina  and North Carolina. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 2 weeks ahead of the class.

To sign up Click Here

MARCH 17, 2018 RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING WITH MUSHROOMS, Clemson Botanical Garden, Clemson SC
Our own Joel will present Recycling and Composting with Mushrooms
Are you wondering how you can help reduce pollution and lessen your impact on landfills? Join Tradd Cotter to learn how to grow edible mushrooms on trash you thought you couldn’t compost! Turn cardboard, cereal boxes and more in to fresh mushrooms, and then add your leftover “fungus farm” to your garden to attract worms and enrich the soil. Create a circular system that’s a winner!

For the Clemson Botanical Garden calendar, please Click Here
MARCH 21, 2018 SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION, LIBERTY, SC
Come celebrate the beginning of the Spring, and all the wonders of the Earth awakening, the festival of balance and joining of the conscious and subconscious. Learn the trees and herbs of this equinox, and how to utilize them for ceremony. We will make a special tea and share it to celebrate.
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MARCH 24, 2018 MEDICINE OF SPRING WEEDS, LIBERTY, SC
Learn all about edible and medicinal plants right under your feet in your lawn or forest. We will discuss 20 different plants, their uses and lore. At the end we will make an edible salad right from Olga’s yard. Take home a wild strawberry plant to plant in you own garden.
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MARCH 24-25, 2018 MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP, Oklahoma
Mushroom Mountain's Joel Myers will be leading this workshop.
More details and signup to follow.
MARCH 31, 2018 Mushroom Mountain Spring Cultivation Workshop, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
9am-3pm - Our most popular day-long cultivation event with home cooked breakfast and lunch. Includes instruction, oyster fruiting kit and shiitake log to take home from hands-on activities (a $50 value). Taught personally by Tradd Cotter on-site at the Mushroom Mountain Farm in Easley, SC. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on logs, stumps, wood chips, and straw, designing mushroom gardens, and composting or recycling with fungi. Directions and more information will be mailed to you upon registration. Must register in advance. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out. Requests for waiting list possible if full and there is a cancellation.

Click Here to sign up
APRIL 11, 2018 MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 
Click Here to sign up
APRIL 28-29, 2018

Mother Earth News Fair, Asheville NC
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MAY 12-13, 2018

Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification (Approved by SCDHEC, GADPH and NCDPH)

This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: Georgia, South Carolina  and North Carolina. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 2 weeks ahead of the class.

To sign up Click Here

MAY 19-20, 2018

The Culture Of Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop with Tradd Cotter and Robert Rogers, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC

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. 


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JUNE 1-2, 2018

Mother Earth News Fair, Frederick, MD
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JUNE 8-11, 2018

Sterling College, Craftsbury Commons VT

Mushroom Mountain’s Tradd Cotter leads an exclusive four-day immersion course that dives into mushroom ecology and basic identification, farm reproduction methods and cultivation, mycoremediation, and medicinal mushrooms, extracts, and tinctures. Beginners and advanced students alike will walk away with the knowledge and skills needed to accomplish a range of personal or professional goals, including: cultivating fungi on small and large scales, incorporating edible mushrooms and beneficial fungi into garden designs, identifying wild mushrooms, cultivating and preparing medicinal mushrooms, and cleaning contaminated soils and polluted water through mycoremediation.

To sign up Click Here

JUNE 13, 2018

MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!


Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

Click Here to sign up

JUNE 16, 2018

MUSHROOM CLUB OF GEORGIA TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC

JUNE 23, 2018

Mushroom Mountain Summer Cultivation Workshop, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
9am-3pm - Our most popular day-long cultivation event with home cooked breakfast and lunch. Includes instruction, oyster fruiting kit and shiitake log to take home from hands-on activities (a $50 value). Taught personally by Tradd Cotter on-site at the Mushroom Mountain Farm in Easley, SC. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on logs, stumps, wood chips, and straw, designing mushroom gardens, and composting or recycling with fungi. Directions and more information will be mailed to you upon registration. Must register in advance. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out. Requests for waiting list possible if full and there is a cancellation.

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JUNE 25-29, 2018

5-Day Mushroom Identification and NC Foraging License Certification – 55242

Join Tradd Cotter and Western Piedmont Community College Sustainable Agriculture for a week-long fungi intensive. This comprehensive seminar will encompass all aspects of identification for successful foraging of culinary and medicinal mushrooms. During your week of hands-on instruction, you will learn fungi identification, gill printing, and foraging skills. We will also venture into the local forests to collect specimens and practice our knowledge. No experience necessary, attendees will receive expert instruction that will satisfy both beginner and advanced growers and foragers.

For more information and to sign up please click here

JULY 11, 2018

MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!

Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

Click Here to sign up

JULY 13-15, 2018
Mushroom Identification, Camping Immersion & Survival Mushroom Skills - With Tradd Cotter, Scott Koch, Olga and Billie, Oconee State Park SC

Join us at the beautiful Oconee State Park for a weekend of mushroom ID, low tech  mushroom cultivation, foraging, and mushroom tastings. 

The main focus is to learn how to identify mushrooms and use book keys to make the complex task much easier and enjoyable, while hiking area trails looking for some amazing fungi!  

For more details and to sign up Click Here
JULY 18-22, 2018

CULLOWHEE NATIVE PLANT CONFERENCE, CULLOWHEE NC

The purpose of the Cullowhee Conference is to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape. Past participants of the conference have included landscape architects, commercial nursery operators, garden club members, botanists, and horticulturists from state highway departments, universities, native plant societies, botanical gardens, and arboretums. Both professionals and laypersons will gain valuable knowledge from the informative field trips, lectures, and workshops.

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AUGUST 4-5, 2018

Mother Earth News Fair, Albany, OR
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AUGUST 8, 2018

MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!


Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

Click Here to sign up

AUGUST 16-19, 2018

Telluride Mushroom Festival

AUGUST 25-26-2018

Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification (Approved by SCDHEC, GADPH and NCDPH)

This 5 year mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the state health departments and formally approved for the foraging and selling of wild mushrooms in the following states: Georgia, South Carolina  and North Carolina. Signups will receive a study guide and slides 2 weeks ahead of the class.

To sign up Click Here

AUGUST 31, 2018

Highlands Biological Lecture

More Details Coming Soon

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!


Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

Click Here to sign up

SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2018

Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, PA
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SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018

OCONEE MUSHROOM FORAY - MCG, SCUMS & AMC, OCONEE STATE PARK SC

More Details Coming Soon, to attend you must be a member of one of these mushroom clubs

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

CAVE SPRING MUSHROOM FESTIVAL, CAVE SPRING GA

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OCTOBER 12-14, 2018

Mother Earth News Fair, Topeka, KS
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OCTOBER 17, 2018

MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!


Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

Click Here to sign up

OCTOBER 20-21, 2018

Spiral Ridge Mushroom Weekend: Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae:  Cultivation, Gardening, Mycoremediation, Medicinal Use and Permaculture of Fungi


An intimate 2-day immersion course with Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain, author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation by Chelsea Green


To sign up, please click here


OCTOBER 20-21, 2018

Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification - Virginia (Approved by Health Depts. in SC, NC, GA, VA, PA, NY ) - OCT 20-21, 2018

OCTOBER 27, 2018

Mushroom Mountain Fall Cultivation Workshop, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
9am-3pm - Our most popular day-long cultivation event with home cooked breakfast and lunch. Includes instruction, oyster fruiting kit and shiitake log to take home from hands-on activities (a $50 value). Taught personally by Tradd Cotter on-site at the Mushroom Mountain Farm in Easley, SC. Participants will learn fungal ecology and life cycles, while immersed in hands-on methods to cultivate mushrooms on logs, stumps, wood chips, and straw, designing mushroom gardens, and composting or recycling with fungi. Directions and more information will be mailed to you upon registration. Must register in advance. This workshop is limited to 30 people and typically sells out. Requests for waiting list possible if full and there is a cancellation.

Click Here to sign up

NOVEMBER 9-11, 2018

CFSA, Durham NC

The Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings together farmers, foodies, ag-tivists, and experts for a weekend celebration of innovation in local, sustainable agriculture.


Attendees will experience a supportive and interactive event featuring local farmer-mentors as well as experts from various sectors of our agricultural system. This conference will tackle the challenges of building resilient regional food systems from the big ideas to the particulars of production.


For conference schedule Click Here

NOVEMBER 9-11, 2018

NATURAL LIVING EXPO EAST

More Details Coming Soon

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!


Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

Click Here to sign up

DECEMBER 12, 2018

MM TOUR, Mushroom Mountain, Easley SC
Starts at 2pm. 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! Group visits, discounted reservations - contact us for open dates and times. An experience that will last a lifetime for all ages!


Please bring your confirmation with you as your ticket. Thank you, and see you at Mushroom Mountain. 

Click Here to sign up


Lectures / Workshops / Tours

For booking rates and availability, please contact us (sporeprints@gmail.com, 864-855-2469). *Rates below do not include travel and lodging. Combinations of classes are available per request. Prices are subject to change.

POWERPOINTS

All power points are beautiful colored slides, photographs, many with video and time lapse detailing all aspects of the topics outlined. Slides can be reduced to simplify or expanded in detail to accommodate and customize the scope of subject matter presented. Handouts are provided via internet link with applicable PDF’s, excel worksheets, supplier information, and more for download to minimize paper waste and reduce intensive note- taking for attendees.

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION FOR EVERYONE

(1 hour powerpoint lecture) – overview/beginner to intermediate
$400 for up to 20 attendees + $15 each additional attendee

If you think growing mushrooms is too complicated, here’s your chance to see how easy and rewarding it can be. This workshop will get you growing, and you’ll leave understanding the best ways to cultivate delicious mushrooms at home or on your farm. You’ll learn about inexpensive start-up options for beginners, and many commercial ideas to expand on.




MUSHROOM CULTIVATION FOR EVERYONE

(3-4 Hour Powerpoint workshop) – in depth/beginner to advanced commercial cultivation
$1000 for up to 20 attendees + $30 each additional attendee

If you think growing mushrooms is too complicated, here’s your chance to see how easy and rewarding it can be. This workshop will get you growing, and you’ll leave understanding the best ways to cultivate delicious mushrooms at home or on your farm. You’ll learn about inexpensive start-up options for beginners, and many commercial ideas to expand on.

This class will energize your efforts and maximize your production! Topics include: life cycle of fungi; mushroom behavior and intuitive growing; choosing, buying, and storing spawn; woodland mushroom farming (logs, wood chips, and composts); indoor production (small and large scale); converting existing structures into grow rooms (barns, chicken houses, storage containers); marketing your mushrooms (trends, demand, strategies); organic pest management; alternative product development (powders,
extracts, composts).


MEDICINAL MUSHROOM GARDENS – CULTIVATION AND PREPARATION

(1 hour powerpoint lecture with Reishi Tea tasting)
$350 for up to 100 attendees + $1 each additional attendee

Learn the incredible properties of many common fungi that have been used for centuries. Find out about their effects on the human immune system and promising hope for developing protection and cures for deadly and pandemic diseases worldwide. Explore some of the most potent medicinal mushrooms and how you can grow them at home in your garden in this in-depth, but easy to digest class. Learn the cultivation principles and preparation of medicinal mushrooms for creating powders, extracts, and many other forms of fungal products that will stimulate your health and enhance your well-being.


MYCOREMEDIATION

(1 hour powerpoint)
$250 - unlimited attendance

“Mycoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water” - Many species of edible fungi sweat powerful enzymes into the environment capable of molecular disassembly of complex molecules such as hydrocarbons, aromatic chlorinated compounds, and pesticides. Mushrooms native to your area of the U.S. are also well adapted to filter, stun and destroy pathogenic bacteria that accompany failing septic systems, manure holding ponds, and even pet waste runoff. Learn how these mushrooms perform these miraculous tasks and how to develop a living barrier or filtration system that is customized to fit your needs. Talk will focus on biomass expansion, site engineering, and species of mushrooms that can be used for mycoremediation projects.


SHROOMIN’ OFF THE GRID

(1 hour powerpoint)
$250 - unlimited attendance

Low –tech and no-tech methods for high yielding mushroom cultivation with a low-to-no carbon footprint. Solar pasteurization, mycelial magnification procedures, disaster relief modules, utilizing indigenous and invasive plants, mycovermiculture, circular and perpetual food systems designs. A great way to enhance a current mushroom production system or create a revolutionary food system concept of your own.



SUMMER AND TROPICAL MUSHROOM CULTIVATION

(1 hour powerpoint)
$400 for up to 20 attendees + $15 each additional attendee

Hot, summer weather deters many mushroom growers from attempting fruiting during summer months or in more tropical climates, but there are a few great edibles that can be grown in intense heat under primitive and low-tech conditions that make them profitable candidates using locally available growing substrates.

Will cover cultivation strategies for paddy straw (Volvariella volvacea) , Giant Milky (Calocybe indica), Almond Portabella (Agaricus blazei/brasiliensis/subfrutescens), and more using tropical manures and native plant by-products such as hyacinth, banana fronds, sugar cane, invasives and other common tropical plant debris.


RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING WITH MUSHROOMS

(1 hour powerpoint)
$250 - unlimited attendance

Are you wondering how you can help reduce pollution and lessen your impact on landfills? Join Tradd Cotter to learn how to grow edible mushrooms on trash you thought you couldn’t compost! Turn cardboard, cereal boxes and more in to fresh mushrooms, and then add your leftover “fungus farm” to your garden to attract worms and enrich the soil. Create a circular system that’s a winner!



Mushrooms: Man’s Biological Allies

(1 hour Powerpoint)
$250 - unlimited attendance

Learn everything from recycling and composting household items using fungi to bioremediating oil spills and toxic waste with native mushrooms. Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain will delve deeper into the fungal kingdom than ever before,
describing new research with medicinal compounds and remarkable new applications for fungi in agriculture, medicine, and bioremediation. A must-see for the experienced naturalist, budding young scientist, or environmental decision makers in the area.


URBAN MUSHROOM CULTIVATION

(1 hour powerpoint)
$400 for up to 20 attendees + $15 each additional attendee

Rooftop, Patio, and Indoor Techniques (includes recycling, composting, hydroponic designs, intercropping with plants) for cultivating mushrooms in and around cities where space and resources are thought of as obstacles. This lecture breaks the mold
and explores the ways to successfully cultivate in small spaces, using growing materials commonly found or used or recycled from kitchen and home waste, converting it into edible mushrooms for you and your neighbors!



Soul Mates For Life: Native Plants and their Fungal Partners"

(1 hour powerpoint)
$250 - unlimited attendance

In order to sustain life on this planet, a complex matrix of organisms has evolved to orchestrate the balance. Our very existence relies on the bonds between them. Plants and fungi have merged and performed sacred vows, and continue to unveil their brilliance and benefits of collaborating with nature. We have a lot to learn from these relationships, and understanding the respect they have for each other can teach us more than just soil biology, they can help us speak their language. Our native plant communities are communicating through their own internet, reaching out to other organisms to help repair the ecosystems that perpetuate life on this planet.


HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

Workshops may require additional materials such as take home items (logs, straw kits, etc) depending on cost of attendance and availability. Handouts are provided either in hard copy or via internet link with applicable PDF’s, excel worksheets, supplier
information, and more for download to minimize paper waste and reduce intensive note- taking for attendees.


MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP - Beginner to Intermediate

(4 Hour hands-on Outdoor Cultivation)
$100 per person. Other options are available, including take home logs and mushroom kits. Please email (sporeprints@gmail.com) or call (864-855-2469) to discuss.

If you think growing mushrooms is too complicated, here’s your chance to see how easy and rewarding it can be. This workshop will get you growing, and you’ll leave understanding the best ways to cultivate delicious mushrooms at home or on your farm. Inexpensive start-up options for beginners.

This class will energize your efforts and maximize your production! Topics include: life cycle of fungi; woodland mushroom farming (logs, wood chips, and composts); indoor production (small scale) organic pest management.


MYCOREMEDIATION

(6 hours powerpoint/outdoors) in-depth/hands-on
$500 per person. 10 attendees minimum.

Designing and maintaining water filtration units. Biological and chemical pollutant remediation. Herbicide degradation. Soil testing and better management practice precedents. Mycopesticides – Entomopathogenic fungi in the U.S., discovery and isolation, challenges in a chemical dominated industry. This hands-on version of the shorter power point allows attendees to design and build a filtration system given a site survey and theoretical pollutant situation to solve. Bean and worm assays will be constructed, example data will be given for statistical reporting and experimental analysis for publication standards.

*Rates above do not include travel and lodging, combinations of classes are available per request. Prices are subject to change.

TOURS

Mushroom Mountain offers tours for anyone that is interested in mushrooms, whether it be wild mushroom foraging, cooking, cultivating, or is just curious about the whole mushroom world. All tours last approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Tours consist of:

  • Lesson in "Mushroom Ecology & Life Cycle"
  • Lesson in "Mycoremediation"
  • Lab Tour
  • Lesson in "Mushrooms in your Garden"

  • Fruiting Room Tour

NOTE: Tours are customized for school groups based on level of education. Email (sporeprints@gmail.com) or call (864-855-2469) Olga to customize tour.

Price per person is $15.00. For groups of 20 people and more, tours are $12.00 per person.

We also offer mushroom spawn at a discounted price for tour attendees only (discounts valid for bulk sawdust spawn). Please see our shopping cart for available spawn. If you don't see something you like/want in the online store, please let us know in advance, we might be able to make it for you. No pets allowed!

Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification (Approved by SCDHEC and GADPH NCDPH)

For current classes, please click here

This permit will allow for sale of wild foraged mushrooms in the State of South Carolina.


AGENDA


Saturday
9:00 Arrive and Registration
9:30 Permit Overview and Guideline, Exam Description
10:00 Ecology Walk and Collections, Ethics and Protecting Forests, Picking for Resale
11:00 PPT – Gilled Mushrooms
12:00 Lunch (not included in price, please bring your own), Photos for IDs
1:00 PPT – Non-gilled Mushrooms
2:00 Dissections, Color Reactions, Exudates
3:00 Proper Handling, Storage, Packaging, Safety Regulations
4:00-5:00 Written Exam – Day 1

Sunday
9:00 Arrive
9:30 Ecology Walk and Collections, Ethics and Protecting Forests, Picking for Resale
11:00 PPT – Toxins, Poisons and Treatments
12:00 Lunch (not included in price, please bring your own)
1:00 Field Identification Skill, Practice and Review
2:00 Field Identification and Written Exam – Day 2


Signups will receive a study guide and slides 1 week ahead of the class. Limited to 50 people. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS CLASS, unless there is a waiting list. We reserve the right to change the price of this class without any notice. Thank you for understanding. Email us at sporeprints@gmail.com, and we can go from there.

Wild foraged mushrooms species must be individually inspected and found to be safe by an approved mushroom identification expert that:

(A) Has met the requirements of knowledge and passed an exam and
(B) Will harvest only those mushrooms species listed below:

  • Pink Chanterelles (Cantharellus cinnabarinus)
  • Golden Chanterelles (Cantharellus spp.)
  • Morels (Morchella spp.)
  • Black Trumpet (Craterellus fallax)
  • Lobster (Hypomyces lactifluorum)
  • Wood Ears (Auricularia spp.)
  • Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus spp.)
  • Beefsteak (Fistulina hepatica)
  • Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum)
  • Lions Mane or Pom Pom (Hericium spp.)
  • White Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus spp.)
  • Cauliflower (Sparassis spp.)
  • Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
  • Blewits (Clitocybe nuda)
  • Honey (Armillaria spp.)
  • Blue Milky (Lactarius indigo)
  • Golden Milkies (Lactifluus spp.)
  • Pecan Truffle (Tuber lyonii)
  • Puffballs ( Lycoperdon, Calvatia spp.)

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE