The Culture Of Medicinal Mushrooms - July 6-7, 2019


When: July 6-7, 2019, 9am-4pm
Where: Mushroom Mountain, 200 Finley Rd. Easley, SC 29657

The Cultivation, Extraction, and Medicinal Properties of Fungi
Exclusive 2-Day Master Immersion Course with Author Tradd Cotter
Medicinal Foods and Beverages Prepared By Olga

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: $400. 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)

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.

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