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 we love it. There is so much going on in the world of Moving to Conservers it is hard for me to get the word out and I need help. We are looking for a reporter and we are willing to pay for someone to help us keep sharing through our website and newsletter. If you are interested in helping, please send us an email at email@example.com. We love our newsletter and [...]
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 to protect them from the winter weather. Recently the scholars harvested sweet potatoes and are watching broccoli, carrots, and herbs grow. Plans are underway to build a greenhouse this spring.
ShareWaste is a website and phone application that connects people who have food scraps with those who want them. We have been using it for awhile and are grateful for other local folks who have signed up. Our biggest obstacle in getting food scraps turned into soil are finding locations that are willing to take food scraps. This connection tool has helped us find much needed sites. Thanks so much for signing up! Would you like to share your food scraps or accept food scraps? Go here https://sharewaste.com/ to sign up.
Transylvania Shares and Moving to Conservers Spring Planting Festival at the Cedar Mountain Canteen 10771 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain, NC 28717 March 19th 2 - 4 pm Let's get ready for planting food! Transylvania Shares will be onsite with equipment from their library and expertise from their members to help you get ready for Spring planting! Moving to Conservers will host their annual seed swap and a plant-based zero-waste potluck. Bring your seeds to share and a plant-based dish to share. Please bring your own re-usable place setting. Shares will be grinding corn and dried beans if you have anything you would like turned into grits or flour. Farmer Phil will kick off his Just For Kids Mini-camp series that will be held every Saturday from 2 - 4 pm for children. They will enjoy everything from planting and tending a garden to a music jam. The mini-camp is $10 per child. The rest of the event is free.