Every year the AMS hosts “the Greatest Show from Earth”: The Wild Mushroom Expo!

Volunteer members across the greater Edmonton area forage and collect fresh fungi the day before the event to display on lush sustainably-collected moss beds, bringing the wonderful world of mushrooms closer to the general public. In 2023, we collected over 75 different species of fungi! Our fabulous Mushroom Café sells mushroom-infused goodies made from wild and locally grown mushrooms. Our Guest Chef creates complimentary dishes for folks to sample. For the first time, we had a Vendor Area with local artists, creators, and businesses sharing their love of fungi! Also for the first time, a clay art contest put a lot of young member’s creative skills to the test.

Please watch the video below, created by Jeff Nash, to experience a taste of the Wild Mushroom Expo!

Thank you to the many volunteers who make this event possible every year! We could not do it without the many foragers, chefs, amateur mycologists, general volunteers, and other friendly faces.