Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae: Cultivation, Gardening, Mycoremediation, Medicinal Use and Permaculture of Fungi with Tradd Cotter ← Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae: Cultivation, Gardening, Mycoremediation, Medicinal Use and Permaculture of Fungi with Tradd Cotter

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Date(s) - Oct/Sat/2015 - Oct/Sun/2015


Spiral Ridge Permaculture


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Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae: Cultivation, Gardening, Mycoremediation, Medicinal Use and Permaculture of Fungi with Tradd Cotter


   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

October 17-18, 2015


This workshop is sponsored, in part, by Tennessee Organic Growers Association.

Interested in cultivating mushrooms and improving site conditions around the world?
Curious about medicinal fungi and how mushrooms can be used to remediate contaminated soil and water?

This workshop offers the best lectures and hands-on activities available, designed and taught personally by Tradd Cotter. Attendees, beginner to advanced alike, will leave with the knowledge and skill sets to accomplish their personal or professional goals, which will span from cultivating on a small to large scale, incorporating edible mushrooms and beneficial fungi into garden designs, medicinal mushroom cultivation and preparation, and the art of mycoremediation to clean contaminated soil and water from polluted sites. This weekend is going to empower and energize anyone who attends to make a difference in their local communities, and encourages the rapid employment of these concepts worldwide as a collective collaboration. Experience a weekend that will leave a lifelong impression, and let’s create this paradigm shift together.


Day 1- Saturday ,October 17th

Registration check-in

Welcome and Introductions

Fungal Life Cycles and Ecology (PPT)

Mycorrhizae: Increasing Nutrient Bioavailability and Plant Disease Resistance

Log and Stump Cultivation: Inoculation Techniques, Care and Fruiting Strategies

Gardening with Mushrooms: Intercropping Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms in the Garden Design

Recycling and Composting with Mushrooms

Evening Program: The Future of Fungi (PPT)

Day 2- Sunday ,October 18th

Medicinal Mushrooms: Species, Tincture Preparations, and Products (PPT and demo)

Cultivating Mushrooms on Straw and Dried Garden Waste

Mycoremediation Part 1 – How it Works, Site Surveys, and Prototype Development (PPT and demo)

Mycoremediation Part 2 – Biomass Expansion and Species Selection (PPT and demo)

Mycoremediation Part 3 – Installation and Testing

Shrooming off the Grid – Low-Tech Perpetual Mushroom Production and Disaster Relief Modules

Closing Discussion and Farewells

tradd cotterInstructor: 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.  He is the author of the book, Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation, published by Chelsea Green.

Course Details:  Course venue is Spiral Ridge Permaculture.  Includes lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast and lunch Sunday.  Free camping Saturday night.  Please see Course FAQ’s page for more info. on venue, food and cancellation policy. 

This course is $350 and includes 1-2 nights camping and 4 fully catered high quality meals.  If you do not want camping or meals the price is $300.  Couples/friends signing up together receive an additional $50 discount.  Three or more signing up together receive additional discounts.  Email for more information.  Register before September 1 and get another $15 off.

This course is part of our Agro-Ecosystems series of courses that can be taken individually, as a complete set or with mix and match savings.  The more classes you take, the bigger the savings.  For details on the individual classes, click the links below.  For information on the whole series or mix & match deals, including discounted prices and registration, click Agro-Ecosystems.

This Series Includes:

Regenerative Permaculture Earthworks – October 9-12 $750
Fertility Farming  – October 13-14 $250
Agroforestry – October 15-16 $250
Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae with Tradd Cotter – October 17-18 $350


How to Register for Mushroom Course (to register for more than one class in the series, go to Agro-Ecosystems)


Please read the directions below carefully.

  • Minimum $150 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
  • We prefer final payments be made via personal check or money order sent to the address below or we can send you a Paypal invoice for the balance if you need to put it on your credit card.
  • Tuition balances can be paid via check in the mail, paypal or on arrival.  If you pay your balance when you arrive for class it MUST be cash, money order or certified checks.  No personal checks, when you arrive, will be accepted.  

Use the form below and pay via PayPal, or by sending a check or money order to:

Spiral Ridge Permaculture

444 Walker Rd.

Summertown, TN 38483

Class size is limited, so register early.  If you have any questions at all, shoot us an email at


Bookings are closed for this event.