Tradd Cotter

Magical Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae: Down the Rabbit Hole

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and retired landscape designer who has been cultivating mushrooms both commercially and experimentally for more than thirty years. He is the author of the best-selling book Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation (2014) and has won numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious 2013 Clemson University Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the 2011 EPA GRO-U Fellowship Award, and the 2021 Gary Lincoff Award at the Telluride Mushroom Festival. His ongoing research projects include bacterial interactions with fungi, mycopesticides, novel antibiotic discovery, and the isolation of native mycorrhizal species for bioregional-specific inoculants for plants. In 2022, Tradd sold Mushroom Mountain, which he founded in 1996, to pursue his interest in psychedelic-assisted therapy and to focus on research in the medical field. Tradd currently is co-owner of Blue Portal, a mycologically-focused company specializing in psychedelic therapy and cultivation, medicinal innovations, and industrial applications for fungi.

“Down the Rabbit Hole" is a fun and educational presentation coveing an
assortment of mycological topics and ideas based on Tradd's previous and future work. Come listen to the latest research and what may be on the horizon involving fungi and civilization. Open your mind and heart to the Kingdom Fungi! From cultivation to building materials and mycoremediation to psychedelic mushroom research, Tradd has explored almost every application with fungi. Other topics in the presentation will include antibiotic research, advancing mycopesticide opportunities to replace chemical pesticides and astromycology.

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