Tradd Cotter

Mushroom Mountain

Chelsea Green Publishing


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 22 years. He’s the author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, published by Chelsea Green in 2014. In 1996, he founded Mushroom Mountain (which he owns and operates with his wife, Olga, and daughter Heidi) to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries, and he currently maintains more than 200 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides. Books by this Speaker: Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Tradd is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.


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Introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms

Join best-selling author and mushroom researcher Tradd Cotter as he guides you through an introduction to Medicinal Mushrooms. The quality and potency of mushrooms is a direct reflection of their environment, and Tradd walks you through the process of how mushrooms program their chemistry to achieve the best results. A gallery of common species that can be easily grown or wild harvested is included in this simplified and informational overview that will get you started making your own medicinal remedies for many health conditions.
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Four Easy Ways to Grow Mushrooms at Home

Looking for an amazingly easy class to get you started in growing mushrooms? Learn four easy methods of mushroom cultivation that have the potential for high-yielding, low-tech operations at home or on the farm. Tradd Cotter discusses cultivating mushrooms on logs, stumps, wood chips, composts, spent coffee grounds, paper, and cardboard. Learning these four techniques opens the door to being able to cultivate dozens of edible and medicinal species with little or no startup costs or expensive equipment.
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