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Wednesday, August 12 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mycoremediation Pre-Conference Workshop LIMITED

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE FULL FESTIVAL PASS Mycoremediation is the art and science of using fungi in laboratory and real-world systems to reduce or remove the background contamination levels present in the water, soil, and air. This overview covers the basic function of fungal enzymes and degradation pathways in a down to earth approach for beginners to intermediate attendees wishing to gain enough knowledge and experience to begin a project immediately with the skillset learned form this workshop. This course is designed to empower your will to make a difference, which includes several hands-on activities that will persist for all to see throughout the festival weekend.

Topics Covered in this Course Include:





  • General Biology, Life Cycle, and Ecology of Mushrooms



  • Spawn Expansion Techniques for Mycoremediation Projects



  • Overview of Mycoremediation Projects Local and Worldwide



  • Testing and Data (e.g. biological assays, interpreting data)



  • Mycological Barriers: Runoff Containment and Remediation Techniques



  • Surveying Town Park Site



  • Mock Oil Spill Demonstration




Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Tradd 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. 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... Read More →
avatar for Travis Custer

Travis Custer

Travis Custer has been involved in agriculture for the past 7 years focusing on the development of sustainable local food systems through mycology, permaculture, soil health, research and education. Most recently he has worked with business partner Gabe Deall to develop San Juan Mycology, a gourmet mushroom production company located in Southwest Colorado. He is currently working on a project with CSU Extension and Ft... Read More →
avatar for Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy is a founder of Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization and movement that teaches the means to easily work with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. For the last 8 years, Radical Mycology has provided free resources and held internationally attended conferences that share the science of mycology and art mushroom cultivation in a way that is open-source, practical, and relevant in the context... Read More →
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Sam Muller

Sam Muller is a M.S. Hydrogeology candidate at Clemson University who is a relative newcomer to the world of fungi. He is a member of an interdisciplinary research group that is focused on process-based design of constructed wetland treatment systems. While researching the aerobic degradation of certain organic compounds, Sam discovered that the metabolic processes unique to white-rot fungi may allow for unique applications in the field of... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes is the founder and owner of the Myco Alliance in Austin Texas where he focuses on the research and development of low-impact cultivation techniques and Mycoremediation strategies for water, soil, and farm. He has a B.S. In Hydrogeology from University of Texas at Austin and has worked in the oil & gas industry doing environmental remediation. Last fall he traveled to the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin with the Amazon Mycorenewal... Read More →




Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Elks Lodge 472 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

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