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

April 2019: William Padilla-Brown.
William Padilla-Brown will speak about Integrated Mushroom Systems.

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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May 13, 2015 @ AMC Monthly Meeting

Luke will be speaking on “Our astounding Appalachians: A Look at Ecology, Diversity, and Local Gourmet.” Luke is an ethnobotanist, herbalist, and permaculturalist who loves to share the magic and wonder of the natural world. Avid about teaching and mentoring, Luke has guided and taught adults, teens and youth in numerous courses on survival, navigation, botany, ecology, earth awareness, and sustainable living. During the last decade, Luke has directed and taught for several wilderness awareness programs, led walks for the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society and the Asheville Botanical Gardens, been a regular teacher at the Asheville School of Holistic Herbalism, and guest taught at the North East School of Botanical Medicine and the One World Healing Arts Institute.

Additionally he enjoyed founding his own home-school program--the Gaia Connection in Fairview NC--and leading two month-long camping and white-water canoeing expeditions for BYM Teen Adventure programs. He has studied at the North East School of Botanical Medicine, the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, Cornell University (Plant Biology), UNC-Asheville (Environmental Studies), the Karuna Falls School of Permaculture (NZ), and the Humboldt Field Research Station (Botanical studies) as well as John Young’s Art of Mentoring course.

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