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

Because of the COVID-19 crisis and following the example of the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), the Asheville Mushroom Club is cancelling all forays and in-person events for the remainder of 2020. We know our members enjoy the socialization provided by forays, but need to keep our members' health foremost in mind as we continue to navigate this global crisis. As communicated previously, our meeting location at the Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center is closed indefinitely for the health and safety of our community.

Until then, our club members can use Sporadic News to access members-only content, including virtual monthly meetings, videos of our past 2020 programs, access to our Google Group for mushroom ID support, and virtual "forays". Please direct all requests for identification of fungi to our Google group. To join our members-only Google group for identification, please see Sporadic News.
Stay Safe,
Suzie Berryhill
AMC President

Monthly meetings at the Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center 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 tentatively held at the USDA Forest Service located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2020 Meeting Schedule
Date Speaker & Topic
Mar. 26 Mike Hopping: Our local morel species, including tips on how to find them.

because of the City of Ashevile temporary ban of large meetings on city property. The content of Mike's presentation, in essay form, is available here.
Apr. 30 Jeanine Davis: We Really Can Grow Black Perigord Truffles in the Southeast!

Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent out to members via email the day before the meeting. Please do not share the login information you receive as this will be a closed meeting to prevent virtual Zoom "bombings".
May 28 Leif Olson: Fungi in Environmental Remediation and Restoration.

This is a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to members via email.
Jun. 25 Ed Kostansek: A 50 Year Mushroom Journey.

This is a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be sent to members via email.
Jul. 30 TBA
Aug. 27 TBA
Sep. 24 TBA
Oct. 29 TBA
Nov. 18 No speaker: Annual Business Meeting. Current members only.


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


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


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