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Thursday, August 18
 

1:00pm

Mushroom Marketing for Small Scale Producers

This semi-moderated discussion and overview of mushroom farm marketing will include discussions 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 →


Thursday August 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435
 
Friday, August 19
 

10:15am

The Mycelial Matrix:  fungi in agroecological design

Explore emergent properties of cultivated mycelial growth in perennial agroecological systems.  Fungi cultivated for mushrooms, mycorrhyzae, and mycoremediation build an interconnected support network for multi-kingdom interactions that add diversity and resilience to gardens and small farms.


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 →


Friday August 19, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435

12:30pm

Mushroom Rescue Modules

Cultivation techniques for urban or remote survival, disaster relief, and behind enemy lines - Don't have a lab? Don't need one! Try some of these innovative techniques for cloning and expanding mushroom biomass to produce food, clean water, and create soil in just a few weeks. Perpetual systems for modular installations both at home and abroad, where fungal solutions are in great need.


Speakers
avatar for Tradd Cotter

Tradd Cotter

Mushroom Mountain LLC
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 →


Friday August 19, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435
 
Saturday, August 20
 

10:00am

Growing Spirulina w/ Mushrooms for Natural Gas Exchange

Cyanobacteria like Spirulina have had an integral & symbiotic relationship with fungi since the Origins of Fungi! Cyanobacteria are considered Micro Algae, and they are ther original phototsythetic organism converting co2 to o2 since the beginning! Learn how to set up a micro algae photobioreactor using recycled materials and an aquarium pump. With simple nutrient solutions made up with common household products we can begin growing edible Spirulina in our mushroom fruiting chambers to exchange the co2 prdocued by the mushrooms naturally!


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 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435

11:00am

Cultivating Cordyceps militaris

Successes and failures in Cordyceps militaris cultivation. Cordyceps militaris is a powerful adoptogenic mushroom, with an extensive medicinal research history. There is no access little to no access to locally grown Cordyceps in North America. Learn how to procure and maintain a fruiting Cordyceps militaris culture, and provide yourself, family, and community with this Wondrous Mushroom


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 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Elks Lodge Telluride Elks Lodge #692, 472 W. Pacific Ave., Telluride, CO 81435

11:30am

Eat Your Weeds!: Permaculture with Fungi & Alternative Substrate Demo
Mark Jones and Kris Holstrom will discuss growing mushrooms on Ailanthus, thistle and introduce the Eat Your Weeds project to convert invasive and opportunistic plant species into edible mushrooms, while also focusing on community based systems for stroring and sharing information to improve the education of the processes in developing novel food production system for humans and livestock alike.

Oyster mushrooms will grow on just about any agricultural by-product. In this session attendees will be able to learn the skills needed for both hot water bath and cold lime treatments for pasteurizing cereal straws for oyster mushroom production. Take home items will be small bags of inoculated oyster kits!

Speakers
avatar for Kris Holstrom

Kris Holstrom

Tomtem Farm
Kris Holstrom is the owner of Tomten Farm, a high altitude, off-grid, permaculture based research, demonstration and education farm at 9000’ near Telluride, Colorado. She consults on permaculture designs, edible and medicinal landscaping, school and community gardens through her... 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 →


Saturday August 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Elks Park Elks Park, S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435