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Saturday, August 15 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mycoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water

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Many species of edible fungi sweat powerful enzymes into the environment capable of molecular disassembly of complex molecules such as hydrocarbons, aromatic chlorinated compounds, and pesticides. Mushrooms native to your area of the U.S. are also well adapted to filter, stun and destroy pathogenic bacteria that accompany failing septic systems, manure holding ponds, and even pet waste runoff. Learn how these mushrooms perform these miraculous tasks and how to develop a living barrier or filtration system that is customized to fit your needs. Talk will focus on biomass expansion, site engineering, and species of mushrooms that can be used for mycoremediation projects.

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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 →

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 →

Saturday August 15, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Elks Lodge 472 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

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