Mycoremediation and Medicinal Mushrooms with Tradd Cotter
Saturday, July 30
7 to 9pm
North Brooklyn Boat Club
51 Ash Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Mushrooms can have many positive effects on human and environmental health. Mycoremediation increases soil health by filtering contaminants, hyperaccumulating heavy metals, or breaking complex toxins down into more fundamental chemistry so that other microbes can break them down further. Learn the incredible properties of many common fungi that have been used for centuries. Find out about their effects on the human immune system as well as promising hope for developing protection and cures for deadly and pandemic diseases worldwide. Explore some of the most potent medicinal mushrooms and how you can grow them at home in your garden in this in-depth, but easy to digest lecture.
The event is free and open to all.
Tradd is the author of the best-selling guide Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation (Chelsea Green). 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 250 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 and novel antibiotic research. Tradd Cotter holds a B.S. in Microbiology from Clemson University, and has received numerous awards as an EPA Fellow, Clemson 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year, and lives with his wife Olga, and their daughter, Heidi, in Liberty, South Carolina.
The Greenpoint Bioremediation Project is made possible with funding provided by the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.