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 identification of recent area finds.


7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through October.
Note: The November business meeting will be held on Wednesday November 18. No Speaker, current members only.


The Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center located at 749 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
Note: The October meeting will be held at the USDA Forest Service located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2020 Meeting Schedule
Date Speaker & Topic
Mar. 26 Canceled due to City of Ashevile temporary ban of large meetings on city property. The content of Mike's presentation, in essay form, is available here.
Mike Hopping:
Our local morel species, including tips on how to find them.
Apr. 30 Jeanine Davis: We Really Can Grow Black Perigord Truffles in the Southeast!
May 28 Leif Olson: Fungi in Environmental Remediation and Restoration.
Jun. 25 Ed Kostansek: A 50 Year Mushroom Journey.
Jul. 30 TBA
Aug. 27 TBA
Sep. 24 TBA
Oct. 29 Alan & Arleen Bessette: Topic coming soon.
Nov. 18 No speaker: Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.


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