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Olga K. Cotter

Mushroom Mountain
200 Finley Rd. Easley SC 29642
Olga had a love for mushrooms ever since she was a little kid, being taught
by her grandfather Jozo back in the Balkans, which were good to eat, and
which were poisonous. Olga and Billie picked mushrooms almost daily in
the spring and fall, took them back to grandma Baba, who helped them
roast the mushrooms on the wood stove with some salt. The lessons didn’t
stop with mushrooms. She and her sister knew where all the wild
strawberry patches, cherry trees and the most beautiful spring flowers
were, and where to avoid being stung by the nettles. She was always in her
mom’s wild plant books, reading about them, drawing them, and interacting
with them in the wild.
In 2007, Tradd and Olga moved Mushroom Mountain to South Carolina,
where Tradd went back to school for Microbiology, and Olga continued
working for a Marketing firm in Florida as a Customer Service Manager,
and Mushroom Mountain at the same time. Her roles consisted of lab work,
shipping, customer service, website work and marketing.
Besides Mushroom Mountain, she also enjoys gardening, her pet chickens,
duck, dogs and cats, traveling, tie dyeing, growing and making medicine,
crafting, foraging for plants and mushrooms.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, August 16

2:00pm PDT

Saturday, August 17

9:00am PDT