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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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.


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Ever wished you could identify more than a few of the mushrooms on our foray tables? How about learning to identify most of the species found in WNC, not just edibles and medicinals? Would you enjoy using your new skills to mentor other AMC members in the future and serve as an identifier at AMC forays?

March 2018 heralds the beginning of a new educational program to help members who said “yes” to the above questions build their mushroom knowledge and increase the skills base of the club. During 2018 and beyond, we’ll be offering structured classes and field work in very small groups with expert mentors.

Interested? Plan on attending:

  • Up to 4 Friday field courses (all day). May occasionally extend to a Saturday. These courses are not on weekends; "Friday" field courses may occasionally be on other weekdays • Four ID-related monthly programs (all members can attend, but it’s mandatory for ID program participants). Attendance at most forays to work closely with AMC identifiers
  • Help with species recording at some forays
  • Up to 4 weekend field studies, held locally, foraying, then working with ID experts
  • Assigned reading and internet searches It’s all free! AMC expects those we train to remain valuable members of our club and to participate in AMC forays as an identifier.

If you miss a class, you will not be kicked out of the program; attendance is expected rather than required. That’s a lot of work, huh? Will participants become mushroom ID experts in 2018? Probably not, but you will likely advance to “assistant identifier” or “identifier” on our forays. Your AMC name badge will also reflect this status so that you can begin mentoring others ASAP. Eventually an advanced identifier status is achievable. Please come to one of our meetings or email us.

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