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Tradd Cotter to Present at Sterling College on Fungal Solutions

16 Sterling Drive
Craftsbury Common, VT

The Earth is more fragile now than ever. How can we tap deeper into the power of fungi to create powerful new solutions to many of the challenges that we face over the next millennia? How can we shape a world free from starvation, global pandemics, and warfare?

Fortunately, says author Tradd Cotter, there is hope. Humans have depended on mushrooms many times before, but it will take game changing ways that fungi can change our world forever. From primary education of basic mushroom identification to militant mycologists targeting wood chip piles, Cotter examines the levels and connections needed to see this movement materialize, and suggests blueprints for improving and integrating fungi on every level, creating a powerful coexistence that will enhance the lives of all organisms that call planet Earth their home.

Cotter will be presenting his talk, “Mycotopia: Fungal Solutions to Global Starvation, Pollution, and Pandemic Diseases” at Common House on the Sterling College campus on Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m.

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. He is the author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation (Chelsea Green, 2014). 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.

This talk is free and open to the public.