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Wednesday, August 18 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Workshop: Cultivating Kingdom Fungi

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Come and learn about many techniques and tips from an elite duo of mushroom cultivation specialists just before the Telluride Mushroom Festival begins! Start your dream journey here and become skilled at multiple cultivation strategies that include several hands-on demos with materials and growing starters that you can take with you. Perfect for beginner to intermediate growers, the class begins by covering the basics of mushroom ecology and life cycles of many edible and medicinal mushrooms.

The workshop will also cover low-tech cultivation and recycling wastes into edible mushrooms, cordyceps cultivation, introduction to mycoremediation, mycopesticides, building with mycelium, basic spawn generation and laboratory techniques. If you are looking for a huge boost into the fungal Kingdom, this I the class for you to energize your mushroom spirit!

One of the best classes nationwide for its value, taught personally by authors and expert lecturers Tradd Cotter and William Padilla Brown, you will leave with a broad depth of knowledge to expand your foundation and understanding of mushroom cultivation and fungal ecology! This one will sell out and space is limited.

Times/Topic/Teachers

8:00 AM Checking In
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions: Tradd Cotter and William Padilla Brown
9:30 AM Four Easy Ways to Grow Mushrooms at Home: Tradd Cotter
10:30 AM Quick Overview of DNA sequencing at Home: William Padilla Brown
10:45 AM Small Scale Commercial Production of Mushrooms: Tradd Cotter
11:45 AM Introduction to Spawn Generation and Tissue Culture: William Padilla Brown
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Mycomaterials: Building with Mushroom Mycelium: Tradd Cotter
2:30 PM Cordyceps Cultivation - A Brief OverviewWilliam Padilla Brown
3:30 PM 15 minute break
3:45 PM Introduction to Mycoremediation and Mycopesticides: Tradd Cotter
4:45 PM Closing remarks: Tradd Cotter and William Padilla Brown

Speakers
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Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →
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William Padilla Brown

Founder of MycoSymbiotics, William Padilla-Brown is a social entrepreneur, citizen scientist, mycologist, amateur "phychologist," urban shaman, writer, you-tube vlogger, contributing editor for Fungi Magazine, researcher, poet, and father. William holds Permaculture Design Certificates... Read More →


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