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!

More About the Club

Join Us for FungiFest 2019!

Saturday, August 31st 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM at Warren Wilson College.
A daylong celebration of fungi, featuring displays, classes and workshops. More info.

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! October's meeting will take place on the 24th.

New Location for 2019!

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

Speaker Program

August 22: Giuliana Furci talks about the fungi of Chile .
August 29: Rachel Swenie talks about Mushrooms with teeth - the history, diversity, and edibility of the mushroom genus Hydnum.

2019 Schedule
Date Speaker
March 28 Greg Carter
April 25 William Padilla-Brown
May 30 Coleman McCleneghan
June 27 Tradd Cotter
July 25 Mike Hopping
August 22 Giuliana Furci
August 29 Rachel Swenie
September 26 Brian Looney
October 24 John Munafo
November Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.

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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Explore the Archives

Mushroom Spotlight

Learn about our local species.

Event Summaries

See what we've been up to.

Recipes

Delicious ways to cook your favorite fungi.

August 31 @ AMC Monthly Meeting

Our August speaker will be Jay Justice, who will be speaking on "The Role of Fungi in the Environment--looking beyond mycorrhizal
associations".

Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who has studied the macrofungi that can be found in the Southern and Southeastern regions of the US for over 35 years. He is a co-founder and
scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society. He has recently participated in several conferences associated with the study of the macrofungi that occur in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

He has given presentations and served as a field mycologist at conferences sponsored by the following mycological societies, the Gulf States Mycological Society, the Missouri Mycological Society, the Texas Mycological Society, the Mushroom Club of Georgia, the Asheville Mushroom Club, the New Mexico Mycological Society, the Los Angeles Mycological Society as well as the North American Mycological Association.

He is the 2011 recipient of the North American Mycological Association’s Gary Lincoff Award for Contributions to Amateur Mycology. His special interests in the macrofungi include the group of fleshy poroid fungi known as Boletes as well as the genera Amanita and Cordyceps.


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