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Thursday, August 17
 

1:30pm PDT

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
Learn how to grow several different types of mushrooms using low-tech, low-cost methods in your garden or woodlot.  Discussions will include biology and ecology of fungi in agriculture, using mushrooms for personal and ecological health, and methods for cultivating shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, reishi, and other mushrooms in wood, straw, and compost.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Mark Jones operates Sharondale Mushroom Farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.  He grows gourmet and medicinal  mushrooms, mushroom spawn, and a diverse garden with small fruit, fiber, and flowering plants.  He teaches workshops about mushroom cultivation and designing perennial... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Telluride High School Cafeteria 721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Friday, August 18
 

9:00am PDT

Extraradical Mycophile Resource Share & Engaging with Mycophobes

Extraradical mycelium occurs once a mycorrhizal web is established. The mycelium reaches out, into the unknown, in search for nutrients or other partners with hopes of spreading the myceliul web through not yet explored parts of the world. This open discussion will highlight some of the movers and shakers of the mycorevolution who are creating, interconnecting, and inspiring a better world. We will share our current projects and opportunities with the focus of empowering each other to take next steps with our passions through providing information and resources. We will also discus our experiences with introducing, influencing, and infecting a mycophobic community with fungi. 


Speakers
avatar for John Michelotti

John Michelotti

Mushroom Guy, Catskill Fungi
John Michelotti is the owner of Catskill Fungi whose mission is to empower people through Fungi via outdoor guided mushroom classes, cultivation courses, educational talks, private consultations, mushroom art, and mushroom health supplements which he makes from mushrooms he grows on his family farm in the Catskill Mountains... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:45am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:30am PDT

Tissue Culture of Fungi: Isolating, Expanding, Maintaining Cultures
Tradd Cotter leads this fun and informative introduction to laboratory tissue culture techniques that will benefit veterans alike with several tips on spore germinations, cloning, and maintaining cultures to produce spawn at home or on a smalll commercial operation. Taught by Festival STAFF Mark Jones and William Padilla.

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... Read More →
avatar for Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Mark Jones operates Sharondale Mushroom Farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.  He grows gourmet and medicinal  mushrooms, mushroom spawn, and a diverse garden with small fruit, fiber, and flowering plants.  He teaches workshops about mushroom cultivation and designing perennial... Read More →
avatar for William Padilla

William Padilla

William Padilla-Brown is a Social entrepreneur, Urban Shaman, Citizen Scientist,  Poet, Mycologist, Amateur Phycologist, and a Certified Permaculture designer. William has spent most of his life traveling the world, stopping at such places as The Pyramid of the Sun, Olmec Ruins in... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Telluride High School Cafeteria 721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

1:30pm PDT

Remediation in the Mycorrhizosphere
Decomposer fungi often steal the spotlight when it comes to discussions on mycoremediation. But did you know that many soil-dwelling fungi can also degrade toxic pollutants, accumulate heavy metals, and reduce the impacts of environmental disturbances? In this talk, join Peter for a tour of the underground world of mycorrhizal fungi and the various means by which they can be cultivated and applied in landscapes to reduce pollutant loads and increase environmental and human resilience.

Speakers
avatar for Peter McCoy

Peter McCoy

Radical Mycology
Peter McCoy is a founder and author 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... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Telluride High School Cafeteria 721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Saturday, August 19
 

9:00am PDT

Down the Rabbit Hole: Mycotopia 2017
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... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

9:00am PDT

Fungal Fortunes
MycoSymbiotics is a Research and Mushroom Production business focused on collecting gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom cultures from the North East and Mid Atlantic. Over the past 2 years we have met some interesting Fungi, and worked with them to provide life for ourselves. Hear about our Fungal fortunes and learn to propagate your own! 

Speakers
avatar for William Padilla

William Padilla

William Padilla-Brown is a Social entrepreneur, Urban Shaman, Citizen Scientist,  Poet, Mycologist, Amateur Phycologist, and a Certified Permaculture designer. William has spent most of his life traveling the world, stopping at such places as The Pyramid of the Sun, Olmec Ruins in... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Telluride High School Cafeteria 721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am PDT

North American Cordyceps Farms Now and Tomorrow
Many North American Mycologists are taking the time to understand Cordyceps cultivation. Our team at MycoSymbiotics is operating the first Cordyceps fruit body micro farm in the United States. The demand for Cordyceps fruiting bodies is high, and there is a need for growers around the country! 

Speakers
avatar for William Padilla

William Padilla

William Padilla-Brown is a Social entrepreneur, Urban Shaman, Citizen Scientist,  Poet, Mycologist, Amateur Phycologist, and a Certified Permaculture designer. William has spent most of his life traveling the world, stopping at such places as The Pyramid of the Sun, Olmec Ruins in... Read More →



Saturday August 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

11:30am PDT

Culturing and Maintaining Entomopathogens as Mycopesticides
Mycopesticides are on the rise and becoming a multi-billion dollar industry. Isolating and maintaing the cultures requires different lab skills to ensure their potency and target specific qualities that make them better suited than chemical pesticides. Tradd Cotter teaches a few tips and tricks for training and maintaining these fungi to do what they do best using bioregional strategies and crop specific isolations.

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... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Telluride High School Cafeteria 721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

2:00pm PDT

Growing Fungi for Farm Diversity and Resilience
As our planet rapidly changes, we must find solutions to retain and build resilience in our agroecosystems. Explore our alliance with fungi which provides farmers opportunities to support and grow biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services, and provide food and medicine for our communities and the planet.   We will discuss advanced techniques for mushroom growing and how to use mycelium as solutions to grow a regenerative agriculture. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Mark Jones operates Sharondale Mushroom Farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.  He grows gourmet and medicinal  mushrooms, mushroom spawn, and a diverse garden with small fruit, fiber, and flowering plants.  He teaches workshops about mushroom cultivation and designing perennial... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Telluride High School Cafeteria 721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
 
Sunday, August 20
 

10:00am PDT

Fighting Social Injustice with Mycology 
Access to good information on Mycology  is becoming more available everyday, with a growing diversity of educators the information is being disseminated into communities where many other sciences aren't able to reach. Around our country we see a need for jobs, and regeneration of disturbed ecosystems. Mushroom farms are perfect models of Ecologically Regenerative Sustainable Micro Industries. 

Speakers
avatar for William Padilla

William Padilla

William Padilla-Brown is a Social entrepreneur, Urban Shaman, Citizen Scientist,  Poet, Mycologist, Amateur Phycologist, and a Certified Permaculture designer. William has spent most of his life traveling the world, stopping at such places as The Pyramid of the Sun, Olmec Ruins in... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

10:15am PDT

Marketing for Small Scale Producers
This semi-moderated discussion and overview of mushroom farm marketing will include participants experiences about how to:  identify a market, develop a brand, develop buyer relationships, understanding certification processes, adapting cultivation to demand, post-harvest handling, and value added products for retail and wholesale marketing

Speakers
avatar for Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Mark Jones operates Sharondale Mushroom Farm near Charlottesville, Virginia.  He grows gourmet and medicinal  mushrooms, mushroom spawn, and a diverse garden with small fruit, fiber, and flowering plants.  He teaches workshops about mushroom cultivation and designing perennial... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Telluride High School Cafeteria 721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435