Mycologist Tradd Cotter. Go deep into the incredible world of fungi on a brand new episode of Sharp & Hot! Emily Peterson is joined by mushroom expert and author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Tradd Cotter. Tradd 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, which he owns and operates with his wife, Olga, to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries and currently maintains over 200 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

"When you put a mushroom outdoors and give it everything it wants and it gets rained on - it responds." [11:00]

"Mushrooms can stay alive for a year -- dried!" [20:00]

--Tradd Cotter on Sharp & Hot