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Mushroom Mountain University

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. Mushroom Mountain is currently expanding to 42,000 square feet of laboratory and research space near Greenville, South Carolina, to accommodate commercial production, as well as mycoremediation projects.

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ECOLOGY AND LIFE CYCLES OF CULTIVATED MUSHROOMS: Wednesday,  January 4, 7pm EST

ECOLOGY AND LIFE CYCLES OF CULTIVATED MUSHROOMS: RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE
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: Not all questions can be answered in a LIVE class, Tradd picks the incoming messages on a relevance based on the topic and level of interest to everyone attending the class.