The Wilmington Mushroom Club

So much more than just mycology

"In a society where dependence on capitalism & government

is all but forced, sustainability is a revolutionary act"

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Our Mission

To connect farmers with each other & the community to grow the population of aware, informed & involved families in our area.

To create a safe space for humans of all ages who want to learn about their native environment & wildlife in a hands-on way.

To increase the number of members in our community who are able to accurately identify both local toxic & edible mushrooms. 

To raise awareness & support for more sustainable

living/eating practices in our coastal community.

To add to the number of accessible community gardens

& self-sustaining organic households in our area.

About
Megan McGee

About
Ashlyn Thompson

Megan McGee is a recreationalist, certified yoga teacher, & wellbeing specialist. In 2017, she rekindled an intentional relationship with the outdoors by working on a medicinal herb farm & trail running. In 2019, Megan was then welcomed into a mycology club located in the Appalachian mountain of Blacksburg, VA. Since then, Megan has become a motivated student of mushroom ID with inclusivity at the heart of her pursuit & a desire to share her fascination with fungi! As a 2021 Virginia Tech graduate with a B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise, Megan's academic background has shaped her appreciation of the scientific & inherent connections between humans & the natural world. She views science as learning the language of appreciation for the outdoors & how we can nourish our bodies with respect & admiration.

Joe Choi is an outdoorsman, photographer, UNCW graduate, and mushroom enthusiast! Along with Nicholl Gleason, Joe co-operates local farm Wholesome Greens.









Wholesome Greens, LLC is an artisinal suburban farm in Wilmington, NC. With microgreens at the top of their product list, Wholesome Greens also grows mushrooms, culinary herbs, edible flowers and produce.  They also have a small flock of Highland Red chickens which have become a part of their sustainability practices among composting, recycling, and reusing. The farm's goals are to continually improve quality, customer satisfaction and awareness while strengthening our local communities. Wholesome Greens proudly serves many fine dining establishments and restaurants around the Cape Fear region.

Check out this article about Joe here!

Ashlyn Thompson is a Wilmington native with a passion for bringing together the community through exercise, knowledge, & exploration.
Ashlyn graduated from NCSU in 2020 with a B.S. in Psychology and since then has started her own business as a spiritual practitioner, life coach, & holistic healing guide.

Ashlyn has always been interested in mushrooms but really began her mycology journey in early 2021 when she learned about the many health & wellness properties of fungi. After realizing that Wilmington was full of wild edible & medicinal mushrooms, she saw a need for our community to be aware of our own land. Although she is a novice mushroom forager, Ashlyn has quickly learned the basics & feels comfortable identifying many local species. As of 2022, Ashlyn is CPR/AED/ First Aid certified.

About
Joe Choi

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In the Forest

We Want You!

Now accepting members from these local areas

 

Wilmington - Murraysville - Ogden - Scotts Hill - Hampstead

 Rocky Point - Surf City - Topsail Beach - Myrtle Grove - Leland

Winnabow - Carolina Beach - Wrightsville Beach - Southport

The Wilmington Mushroom Club is co-operated with Joe Choi of local farm Wholesome Greens, LLC

and amateur forager Megan McGee.

 

To join the team, volunteer, donate, or host a class

please email tashlyn2020@gmail.com

October Club
Highlights
November Club
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Holly Shelter Game Land
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Carolina Beach State Park
Members: (17)

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