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.

Location

The US Forest Service building.
It is located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2019 Schedule

Monthly meetings are done for the year, they will resume in March of 2019. We will post updated speaker information once next year's speakers are lined up. Have a wonder winter!

Membership

Become a member to receive our monthly newsletter, sign up for forays, and more!

Forays

Members of the Club are eligible to participate in the many forays we host throughout the year.

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Newsletter

Each month members are emailed a copy of Sporadic News containing all the latest club info.

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Wild, Edible, Medicinal Greens Foray

Date: May 21, 2017
Leader: Marc Williams

Location and date: R Farms, 1530 New Stock Rd, Weaverville
Number of Participants: 18

It was a rainy, muddy day with no end to the rain in sight. This being the first foray I was leading, I wasn’t sure what to do about the possibility of flash floods and lightning. I contacted several AMC veterans and learned we nearly never cancel a foray because of rain. Well, onward then!

Of the 26 individuals who signed up, 18 showed up. Of the 18 who showed up, they all stayed and we all had a great time. Our host, John Rowland of R Farm, was warm and welcoming, offering his staff support as well. Marc Williams led us into the farm rows to identify native and invasive edible and medicinal greens. We explored the neighboring woods and creek side as well.

Some of the greens we learned and collected included bed straw, chickweed, burdock and purslane.

Many thanks to Michael Gentry for the culinary treats he shared with us as we regrouped and talked about the world of beneficial plants with Marc Williams. Thanks to John Rowland, for opening up his farm to us, and to his staff, Sky, who guided us in harvesting and prepping bamboo shoots from their fields. Thanks to Marc for teaching us in such an inspiring and thoughtful way, as is his style.

This foray is highly recommended for future years.

greens foray with Marc


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