Michael Weese, entrepreneur and founder of MushroomLife, is a self-taught mycologist and fungal enthusiast in the Mid-Atlantic. His life’s work involves being a teacher, guide, wild food purveyor, product developer, consultant, mushroom cultivator, photographer, permaculturist, ecologist, environmental steward, conservationist and friend to nearly all he meets.
Michael’s influence spans the globe, as he inspires folks to both forage in the wild, and cultivate their own mushrooms at home. Through sharing his knowledge and experience online, in the classroom, and in the field, Michael inspires others to explore their worlds with wonder and a sense of curiosity that is never too thirsty. Creator of some of the most popular fungal cultures ever cloned and circulated, Michael has a special talent for developing champion genetics from wild-harvested specimens.
Michael manages six online forums with the intentions of spreading fungal awareness and enthusiasm, promoting a fair mushroom market, and decreasing apathy toward nature through the constant demonstration of fungal beauty and diversity. It is because of his artistic eye that Michael’s photography has been published in “The Journal of Wild Mushrooming,” and used by his mentors and peers in their teachings across the planet.
Always striving to take the arts, interests, and passions of his chosen field to the next level, Michael is confident our relationship with the hyphae is the way forward.