Welcome to PSMS!

We are an organization that encourages the research, education, cultivation, hunting, identification and the cooking of mushrooms. With over 1,200 members, PSMS
is one of the largest mycological societies in the country.

We share our knowledge about mushrooms through meetings, classes, workshops and field trips.

Please join us at a meeting or become a member today!

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Latest PSMS News

Mushroom ID clinics are now over for the spring.

The Monday night Hildegard Hendrickson ID Clinics at the Center for Urban Horticulture are now done for the spring season. We will see you again in the fall!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 7:30pm

PSMS Monthly Meeting - Tradd Cotter

Urban Mushroom Cultivation and Mycoremediation - The Rise of Mushrooms and Fall of Chemical and Biological Contaminants

Tradd Cotter, owner and researcher at Mushroom Mountain will be discussing innovative cultivation techniques, low and no tech strategies that rival larger, more expensive start up options with a focus on urban cultivation, while utilizing the waste streams available to produce biomass capable of turning brownfields into greenfields, mitigating pet waste, and reducing impacts on landfills. Tradd will also be discussing his latest research on how mushrooms can make novel medicinal compounds, personalized antibiotic cocktails, and how we can survive the battle with drug resistant bacteria.

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, 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. His primary interest is in low-tech and no-tech cultivation strategies so that anyone can grow mushrooms on just about anything, anywhere in the world. Mushroom Mountain is currently expanding to 42,000 square feet of laboratory and research space near Greenville, South Carolina, to accommodate commercial production, as well as mycoremediation projects.