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 of our partner organizations. Kim and John and the Conservers group will be building a compost bin area for the garden. Believe they are going to construct it out of used pallets. Attached is a photo of them and they are standing in the approximate area where the bins will go. This way we can compost all the organic refuse from the garden and hopefully have some good compost to put back [...]
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 to share and your own reusable place setting. You do not have to bring food to eat with us. If you are hungry, we would love to feed you. We will share a meal starting at 6 pm. Our program will begin at 7 pm. We are looking forward to spending time with everyone. The Cedar Mountain Canteen is a pack-it-in pack-it-out public house. They strive for zero-waste.
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 the Rice Street Community Garden on the property of St. Phillip’s Church in Brevard. A team of volunteers has built a four-bin compost structure and cleared the area of the remains of a decade-old compost system. Many thanks to Dolores Brown, who leads the community gardens at the Rice Street gardens. She tirelessly worked to coordinate volunteers and did quite a bit of heavy labor herself! The new system began operation officially [...]