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Wednesday, August 15 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Full Day Mycoremediation Workshop

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Learn about the theory and practice of using fungi to improve the quality of degraded environments in this mycoremediation workshop. The knowledge learned here can be applied to restoring degraded soil, breaking down chemical contaminants, filtering water pollutants, and more.

The workshop will cover the ecological mechansisms of fungi that make them such great remediators, including mycelial sorption of ions, chemical break down by fungal enzymes and mycorrhizal symbiosis. Various kinds of environmental problems and contaminants will be discussed and the role fungi can play in alleviating them.

In addition to learning the theory behind mycoremediation, there will be several demos and hands of sections showing how to train fungi to degrade contaminants, harvest enzymes for use in biodegradation, build mycelium based water filtration systems, and more.

The workshop will conclude with several case studies to highlight lessons and challenges in trying to perform this work, followed by a talk on big picture integration of mycoremediation into human cultural systems, including ways to practically incorporate it into homesteads, farms and city infrastructure.

Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the current state of knowledge of mycoremediation, tools to begin implementing their own mycoremediation experiments, guidance about promising future directions in the field, and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mycologist, Mushroom Mountain
Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist and organic gardener who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast and cultivating fungi both commercially and experimentally for more than 22 years. In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain, which he owns and... Read More →
avatar for Leif Olson

Leif Olson

Leif is an environmental scientist and mushroom cultivator based out of Brevard, NC.  He explores the interrelations between ecological health, human health, food production, environmental contamination and the restoration of degraded landscapes.  Leif’s work has ranged from the... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes is a mycologist and the founder of Myco Alliance in Austin Texas, a science and education company focusing on reinvigorating the filed of Mycology in Central Texas. He has taught mycological principles to hundreds of students, citizen scientists, and professionals in... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Stevenson

Danielle Stevenson

Danielle Stevenson is a consultant with 10 years of experience helping corporate, non-profit, and community clientele develop, implement, and evaluate solutions to environmental and social problems. This includes research and development, proposal and grant writing, implementation... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tim Eardman's Remediation Location Telluride, CO 81435

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