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Moving to Conservers Plant-based potluck and a community conversation with Know Waste

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join Moving to Conservers for a plant-based potluck and presentation by the new service Know Waste at the Cedar Mountain Canteen at 10771 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain.  Becoming a community free from waste requires a few services.  One is a sharing club which Conservers created in 2020.  It is great to have a sharing club but becoming free from waste can be a lot of work.  Sarah and Nick recently provided that work at the Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue’s first zero-waste fundraiser.  The Fire Department served 120 [...]

By |July 27th, 2022|Categories: Composting, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste, Sharing Club|

Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue votes to move to zero-waste

The neighbors of the Cedar Mountain Canteen, Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue, have voted to move to being a zero-waste organization!  We were beyond words when they shared the news!  We are working side by side (the Cedar Mountain Canteen has a pledge to be zero-waste too) to support each other on our journey to stop wasting!  One of the first things they did was join Transylvania Shares so that they could use plates, napkins and silverware for their 4th of July weekend fundraiser.  They fed 120 people and have almost no waste!  What a great [...]

By |July 8th, 2022|Categories: Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste, Sharing Club|

Plant based potluck and Electric Car Show

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join us  for a plant based potluck and an electric car show at the Cedar Mountain Canteen, 10771 Greenville Hwy, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.  The show is hosted by Jim Hardy. Jim Hardy is a retired teacher and, with his wife Alice, has lived in Pisgah Forest for the last 23 years.  Jim is treasurer of the 400-member Facebook club, The Blue Ridge EV Club and speaks around the area on EVs.  In 2014, he and his wife purchased their first EV, a 2015 Nissan LEAF.  Last year [...]

By |June 25th, 2022|Categories: Gatherings|

Plant-based potluck and community conversation: Throw away your trash can – Moving to Zero Waste

Join us for a plant-based potluck and a community conversation on Moving to Zero Waste on June 9, 2022 at the Cedar Mountain Canteen at 10771 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.  The potluck will begin at 6 pm and the conversation will begin at 7 pm. Please bring your own reusable place setting and a covered dish to share.  If you cannot provide food to share, for any reason, please join us.  We would love to feed you. Our last gathering was so lovely.  We had a wonderful group and great speakers who shared their [...]

Moving to Conservers will be hosting a plant-based potluck and community conversation about composting May 12 from 6 – 8 pm

Moving to Conservers will be hosting a plant-based potluck and community conversation about composting May 12 from 6 - 8 pm at the Cedar Mountain Canteen located at 10771 Greenville Hwy, Cedar Mountain NC, 28718. There will be plant starts for sale and mushrooms Please join us and let's talk about composting. We will start our potluck at 6 pm and our conversation will begin at 7 pm. Mary Miller will be presenting and sharing her experiences with composting in Transylvania County and her work with individuals, a retail establishment, a community garden and a children's [...]

Moving to Conservers partners with the City of Brevard community garden

Moving to Conservers has partnered with the City of Brevard on their new community garden.  We will be constructing their compost facility!  We met with Maureen and selected a compost site and now we need to schedule a work day to make the compost facility a reality. Let us know if you are interested in helping!  The City also joined Transylvania Shares tool library!  Thank you! Maureen shared this after our meeting at the garden. "I met with Kim Coram and John Wiseman out at the garden this morning.  They are with Moving to Conservers, one [...]

Potluck and community conversation on composting

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm We will be hosting a plant-based potluck and community conversation about composting at the Cedar Mountain Canteen, 10771 Greenville Hwy, Cedar Mountain, NC on May 12, 6 - 8 pm.  Please join us and let’s talk about composting. Mary Miller will be presenting and sharing her experiences with composting in Transylvania County and her work with individuals, a retail establishment, a community garden and a children’s care program.  We will continue the conversation and discuss next steps and solutions to expanding composting. Please bring a plant based dish [...]

Compost Happens!

Moving to Conserver’s community composting initiative has picked up steam in 2022. People gather together and look to the future as we transition to a post-covid era (hopefully for good!). What better way than to nourish the soil with compost for our future gardens? We are happy to sponsor Mary Miller, who approached us for support with her capstone project for her MS in Sustainability and the Environment (MSSE) from UNC Greensboro. Serendipitously, her project is on advocating for community composting in Transylvania County. Work is well underway on two pilot sites. The first is at [...]

So much is happening, we need a reporter. We are willing to pay for stories

Hello fellow Conservers.  I hope everyone is well.  John and I have abundance beyond belief and a lot of that is in the joy and love we experience demonstrating at our public house, The Cedar Mountain Canteen, how to move a business towards zero-waste. We have been touched deeply by our communities response when we tell them we would prefer not to take their trash as we are a pack it in, pack it out establishment. We connect with our neighbors and help each other.  The energy is wonderful and we are busy, really busy and [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Categories: Gatherings, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Conservers|

Scholars are Conservers

Rise and Shine shared this newsletter recently.  We wanted to share it. Scholars are Conservers and Future Farmers Rise & Shine scholars know that composting is one of the fastest ways to reduce the trash footprint of our community so they are managing their food scraps to help with their garden. They have a bucket to collect compost waste from each meal. The scholars take the compost out each day. They turn the compost and maintain the bins. This fall they cleaned out the garden spaces and planted some winter vegetables. These beds have been covered [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Categories: Compost Drop-off Location, Composting, Connecting with nature, Food|

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