The Asheville Mushroom Club is a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about fungi. Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is encouraged to join!

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

Time & Date

7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through November. (We have an extra meeting in August! April and July meetings will start at 7:15 PM.)

New Location for 2019!

The Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center.
It is located at 749 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Speaker Program

June 2019: Tradd Cotter.
The Blue Portal: Mushroom Mountain's New Healing Center and Psilocybin Research Facility in Jamaica.

2019 Schedule
Date Speaker
March 28 Greg Carter
April 25 William Padilla-Brown
May 30 Dr. Coleman McCleneghan
June 27 Tradd Cotter
July 25 Mike Hopping
August 22 Giuliana Furci
August 29 Rachel Swenie
September 26 Brian Looney
October 31 John Munafo
November 28 Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.


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Mushroom Spotlight

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Event Summaries

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Delicious ways to cook your favorite fungi.

Foray Leader: Mike Hopping
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Saturday, September first, dawned warm and dryish in Gerton for the foray. Eighteen AMC members split into two groups led by Mike Hopping and myself. Edibles and collectibles alike were mostly dry and old following dry weather but, even so, many species were collected.

We had lunch and identified our collections under the pavilion at our site. We had a total of 113 mushroom species, identified mainly by Mike Hopping , Charlotte Caplan, Laurie Jaegaers, Gwen Casebeer, Jay Englebach, and Barb Moerk. Three species were new to the club, including Inonotus hispidus, a big bracket polypore covered in reddish-brown hairs, which is valued for its brown & gold dye colors.

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