There is so much energy in the community for composting we cannot keep up with the demand. FANTASTIC! We are organize a gathering of citizens, government and entrepreneurs to figure out how we want to move together as a community to divert our (very valuable) food scraps from the landfill to a soil production facility! Let us know if you are interested in organizing this community gathering by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
On June 9th community volunteers gathered at Rise and Shine to help create a community garden. Almost everyone who showed up was a Conserver! What an impact we are making on our local community and local food production! We created garden beds, installed a reused donated composter (thanks to the kindness of community members we have been able to reuse 2 donated composters) and created a trail around the bank perimeter so that the land would be easier to plant and maintain. We had a great time and what we accomplished in a few short hours was truly amazing. Brooke organized a tremendous event and our community is richer for her work. Belle from Eagles Nest guided us all on planting and soil construction and Eric from Pisgah Gourmet joined us and brought some compost to share as well. This is just the start and help is always needed. Thanks to all who made this happen!
by Susan Sunflower Pisgah Gourmet, mushrooms and tinctures! Our latest find in local products, local treasures. In fact, their whole business is based on compost! Thursday eve Moving to Conservers potluck at their production facility, way out E. Fork Road - a lovely drive. About 16 of us explored the old E. Fork Growers Market facility, where wood chips, fish guts and other items were composted, some 25 years ago. Now, Eric ….., Leif …… and Pierce ….. produce glorious Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus), Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceous) mushroom, and various healthful tinctures - see all on their website. Look for their products at the farmer’s market and Food Matters. Growing mushrooms is hand’s on, intensive and complex process. Wood chips for carbon, soy hull pellets for nitrogen are the base medium. Mushroom cultures can be grown in liquid or solid form, moved through several steps to bags for production of those delicious mushrooms we love to eat. Several crops can come from each bag. We were all enchanted [...]