One of my favorite events we host is the annual Gift of Time Pop-up Coffee house. We gather for food in downtown Brevard, share conversation and focus on the gift of sharing our time instead of material items. It always warms my heart when strangers who are walking by join us and share. The day has filled my heart with gratitude and I will miss it dearly this year. We look forward to bringing the event back next year and hope everyone has a wonderful, safe and blessed holiday season. Our community is amazing and our love runs deep.
Plant-based locally prepared and commercially available food just got a few steps closer to being a reality
Last Thursday on our Moving to Conservers conference call, we enjoyed a conversation with 2 individuals interested in providing plant-based meals in our community. We talked about goals and obstacles towards reaching those goals. We talked about ways we could help each other and discussed what next steps would be and then we made plans to start those next steps. And the next day, Friday, we started. We are super excited to be a part of the conversation and to support those in our community who want to make plant-based meals easily available in our community. I have no doubt we can and will make this happen. Thanks to the amazing response from our amazing readers who let us know just how many of us want this in our community. Looking forward to sharing a meal together. I do apologize for not recording the conversation. I did advertise we would share it and I did not turn on the recording.
Thanks to the many people who have shared their thoughts about a community conversation focused on locally prepared plant-based meals. We have had a fantastic response. Let's get together on a conference call this Thursday at 6 pm. We will dedicate an hour to the conversation and record it and share it as a podcast! About half of the responses to our survey were interested in an in-person socially distanced meeting and we hope to get to that in the future. John and I worked the polls on election day and may have contracted COVID. While we wait for our test results to get back we will be hosting the conversation virtually. In order to join the call dial (515) 604-9916 Access code: 523174# Instructions: At the scheduled date and time, dial into the conference. When prompted, enter the access code. We look forward to the conversation and working together in our community! Thanks so much. If you cannot make the call and have ideas and suggestions you [...]
For me, one of the most interesting parts of moving to a zero-waste community is looking at the thought of waste differently. I often ask myself: When and why did it become OK to waste something? There are so many businesses we need in our community to support a move to zero-waste it is exciting. The first in my mind is a business that helps us divert food waste from the landfill. We received so many excellent ideas during our essay contest to solve that problem. We have put some in practice and need to continue to do that at a larger scale. We have recently received a large supply of vinyl campaign signs so that we can keep them out of the landfill and facilitate reuse of them. I have used my old campagin signs for a lot of purposes. I left office 4 years ago and my signs are still going strong as repurposed signs and even a water barrier on a piece of outdoor furniture. [...]
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