Saturday, August 8, 2015

Mycoremediation with Tradd Cotter

I listened recently to a Scott Mann's podcast interview of Tradd Cotter on Mushroom cultivation and mycoremediation.  Thanks to Bryan S. for the referral.  He talked about his book, Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation.

The book covers a wide range of information useful both to gardener's, researchers, lab set up and commercial mushroom production.  Tradd does his own media preparation, and provides recipes, building your own laminar flow cabinets.   He is a proponent of know than go.  He takes lab research and immediately translate it to information that is immediately accessible to people interested into mushroom cultivation.  He attempts to take the intimidation out of the process.

He also provides information using mushrooms to aid in water filtration in third world countries.  He is very interested in open source sharing of information to help better others and add to their body of knowledge at Mushroom Mountain in Greenville South Carolina.

TedX Greenville - Cultivating a Peace of mind - 16 minutes

Saturday, August 1, 2015

METPHAST Program - Occupational Health and Safety with Nano materials

Occupational Health and Safety training on emerging technology is developed jointly by the University of Minnesota, the University of Iowa and Dakota County Technical college.

Peter Raynor Introduction to the METPHAST program - 3 min and 30 seconds.

Individuals can sign up and register to view training videos at

Many of the training modules are still in production.  I am currently viewing the segment on aerosols.  The content is excellent and the quality of the video is very good.