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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
PSMS Monthly Meeting - Tradd Cotter
Urban Mushroom Cultivation and Mycoremediation - The Rise of Mushrooms and Fall of Chemical and Biological Contaminants
Tradd Cotter, owner and researcher at Mushroom Mountain will be discussing innovative cultivation techniques, low and no tech strategies that rival larger, more expensive start up options with a focus on urban cultivation, while utilizing the waste streams available to produce biomass capable of turning brownfields into greenfields, mitigating pet waste, and reducing impacts on landfills. Tradd will also be discussing his latest research on how mushrooms can make novel medicinal compounds, personalized antibiotic cocktails, and how we can survive the battle with drug resistant bacteria.
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.