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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April 13th @ AMC Monthly Meeting

Our meeting this month will be a overview of the ecosystems of Western North Carolina. Be prepared to get your eyes opened to the diversity of life in the beautiful ecosystems that surround us. Our speaker, Dan Lazar, served for many years as director of education at the WNC Nature Center, followed by several years as executive director of the Colburn Earth Science Museum. Dan has been an instructor in the Blue Ridge Naturalist Program at the NC Arboretum since 2005, where he teaches classes in ecology of the Blue Ridge, geology and meteorology of the Blue Ridge, insects of the Blue Ridge and tree identification. Dan has co-hosted a weekly radio show "Nature News" broadcast locally on WTZQ Hendersonville, since 1993. Dan is also the founding president of AMC.

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