One of the year's hottest trends in gardening is to combine ornamentals and edibles in one garden space and container gardening makes that easier than ever. When gardening in a small space it is important to look for plants that are compact in size, will give you a large yield, and feature unique colors and shapes.
Here's an interview with Tradd Cotter, with Mushroom Mountain, presenter for the workshop "Mushrooms For Everyone."
Q: What got you interested in mushroom cultivation?
A: It basically found me. I wasn’t interested at all until I toured a Mushroom Farm on John’s Island, SC when I was twenty. I needed a job while I was in college and wasn’t interested in flipping burgers, so I went out to tour the farm to see how they were being grown. I toured with the owner and offered some insight since I was a biology major. As I was driving off after the tour, the owner ran out and knocked on my window, offering me a job on the spot. That was the “moment” mushrooms found me…. That was 1993 and I haven’t stopped ever since.
What is the TreeKeepers Program?
TreeKeepers is Trees Atlanta's volunteer training and certification program. TreeKeepers consists of seven workshops, including indoor & outdoor activities, presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each three-hour session takes place at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, and is taught by Trees Atlanta staff or community tree professionals. Participants receive a citizen's forestry guide full of exciting resources and much more.