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Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Could mushrooms be the key to sustainable living on Earth and beyond? Tradd Cotter, a mycology expert, has spent over two decades exploring this question.

His book, Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, isn’t just a cultivation guide—it’s a journey into the potential of fungi to solve some of our most pressing environmental challenges.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Mushroom Growth

Cotter’s work tackles intriguing queries:

  • Space Farming: How can we grow mushrooms in outer space?
  • Invasive Species Management: Can mushroom cultivation utilize invasive species like kudzu, reducing herbicide reliance?
  • Disaster Relief: Is there a way to deploy mushroom-growing kits for emergency nutrition and bioremediation?
  • Morel Cultivation: How can we enhance morel mushroom cultivation success?

A Comprehensive Guide to Cultivation and Beyond

Cultivation Core: Discover the fundamentals of mushroom farming, from indoor oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds to outdoor hardwood log shiitake gardens.

Fungi Innovations: Learn about projects that utilize fungi for ecological healing and sustainable practices.

DIY Mycology Lab: Cotter guides you through setting up a basic mycology lab on a budget, leveraging existing materials for spawn generation.

Groundbreaking Research and Practical Applications

Cotter’s pioneering research has yielded innovative cultivation methods for morels and techniques for “training” mycelium to combat pollutants. His book also delves into the practical side of mushrooms, offering insights on creating mushroom-infused products and even growing fungi on old denim jeans.

A Vision for Organic Mushroom Farming

Cotter’s approach transcends traditional organic farming. He envisions a world where mushrooms are grown on nearly anything, anywhere, by anyone.

This vision is not just about avoiding pesticides; it’s about harnessing the full ecological potential of fungi to foster a more sustainable and self-sufficient world.

Whether you’re a seasoned mycologist, an environmental enthusiast, or simply curious about the untapped potential of mushrooms, Cotter’s guide offers a treasure trove of insights. It’s more than a book; it’s a call to integrate mushrooms into our lives in innovative and impactful ways.

Ready to embark on a journey with fungi? Let Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation be your guide to the fascinating world of mushrooms and their power to change the world.


Author: Tradd Cotter

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603584555

Country: UK  

Pages: 400

Language: English  

Dimension: 8 x 10 inch