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Veterans in Ag: Mushrooms Workshop III

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00am to 3:00pm

EquiCenter Farm 3247 Rush Mendon Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

The Cornell Small Farms Program project Farm OPS is providing a series of training workshops throughout 2019 for veterans interested in agriculture. Veterans interested in these programs must be enrolled at a VA facility in NYS (VISN2 area). 

Join us for the third installment of the mushroom course offerings which will focus on the medicinal aspects of mushrooms. Learn basic mushroom cultivation principles, how the chemical properties of fungi are affected by their environment, and how you can create potent extracts and innovative medicinal and culinary products for home, family or your business.

Also covered is how mushrooms make medicine and orchestrate foundational healing pathways. Overview of extractions and cutting edge new research for humans and animals creating host and pathogen-specific metabolites.

This course will be taught by Tradd Cotter, a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener. Tradd has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 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 for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides.

This workshop will be held at the EquiCenter Farm, and lunch is provided. 

It is recommended that students arrive around 9:30 a.m. to get coffee, tea and snacks, and get checked-in and settled before the class begins.

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