About Kim Coram

Kim Coram is retired from The Bureau of the Public Debt, US Treasury Department where she served as an IT manager in a variety of disciplines ranging from computer security to website management. She is an US Air Force veteran and was an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist. She was elected to Parkersburg, WV's city council where she served a 4-year term. Kim loved WV and decided to move after seeing the impact fracking has had and continues to have on this once paradise. She is now retired and lives in Cedar Mountain, NC where she enjoys clean drinking water, riding bikes with her husband, John, and taking her grandchildren on grand adventures in her "backyard".

Community Pop-up Kitchen October 28th!

Join us for a community pop-up kitchen October 28th.  We will have a grinding mill onsite if you have things you want to turn into flour like corn, beans, grain.  We will be making apple cider vinegar as a community and you can take some home with you to finish off.  We will have our fire pit going and be cooking food.  It is a great way to celebrate fall and the harvest and help the community process food together.  Looking forward to a wonderful evening together!

By |2021-08-30T11:44:45-04:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Food|

We need a compost management service in Transylvania County

Compost, compost, compost compost!  A day rarely goes by when John and I don't receive a request to help someone with their compost.  We are currently working to accommodate three different compost requests. First, folks are asking if we can pick up their food scraps. Second, folks are asking if we can help them set up their own compost bin and help maintain it. Third, we are working with an organization to help them set-up an onsite compost facility so they can divert food scraps from the landfill. Awareness of the value of composting is definitely on the rise.  We need help. How can you help?  Sign up with Share Waste. Do you want food scraps?  We need more places to take food scraps.  If you would like more scraps for your compost system, please let us know.  Even better, sign up on the Share Waste app and let folks know! Do you want your scraps picked up?  Sign up on the Share Waste app and let folks [...]

By |2021-07-10T16:19:38-04:00July 10th, 2021|Categories: Compost Drop-off Location, Composting, Food, Growing food, Help a Neighbor, Use Food Scraps|

Need a Country Living motorized Grain Mill with corn auger? A Transylvania Shares member has one!

John and I have been growing our own food as long as we have lived here.  Every year things get easier.  Recently we have been focusing on growing grains and making meals.  This year, through our seed exchange, we were able to get some corn seeds for meal and grits.  What we don't have is a grain mill.  Now we don't need one because we can share one being made available by a Transylvania Shares member.  He also has a food dehydrator available.  Thanks so much for sharing! Here are his descriptions of the items available and conditions for use. Country Living motorized Grain Mill with corn auger: This is a steel burr mill capable of grinding coarse (grits) to fine (corn meal) to ultra fine (flour). The corn auger accessory allows for the grinding of any sized grain, from small Amaranth to large corn kernels, wheats, oats, even beans. The mill is accessorized with a measured hopper and a food-grade bin with lid. It cannot grind wet [...]

By |2021-07-12T07:24:55-04:00July 10th, 2021|Categories: Moving to Zero-waste|

Bees. Honey. Mead: Thursday’s Mead Tasting has been postponed. The community potluck is still going on. Looking forward to it.

The Meadhouse Meadary of Brevard has had to reschedule their mead tasting scheduled for this Thursday.  We will still have our community potluck and community discussion.  We look forward to an amazing time together. On Thursday, July 29th, the Meadhouse of Brevard will be doing a presentation on bees, honey and making mead and treat us to a tasting of their product.  We will start with a zero-waste potluck at 6 pm and the presentation will start at 6:30 pm.  If you are able, please bring a covered dish to share, preferably plant based, and your own non-disposable place setting.  If you don't have time or the means to bring something to share, please come.  We would love to feed you. The presentation will be at the Cedar Mountain Canteen at 10771 Greenville, Highway, Cedar Mountain.  We look forward to spending time together.

By |2021-07-27T18:08:35-04:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Gatherings, Growing food, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste|

Potluck Gatherings on Thursday from 6 – 8 pm

Hello Moving to Conservers Family.  We are hosting potlucks every Thursday at the Cedar Mountain Canteen from 6 - 8 pm.  These are casual get-togethers and all are welcome.  Please bring a dish to share if you are able and a non-disposable place setting.  We strive for zero-waste events.  Plant-based meals are encouraged.  You do not need to bring food to join in.  If you are hungry, we will feed you.  Looking forward to spending time together.  

By |2021-07-02T11:36:18-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Food, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

Let’s get together for a meal and enjoy each other’s company

This Thursday we are hosting a zero-waste potluck at the Cedar Mountain Canteen on June 24th at 6 pm.  This will be a low-key gathering.  We will enjoy a potluck and bring back our zero-waste tips clothesline.  What is that?  Folks have shared their ideas about how to move to zero waste by creating a flag that we hang on a clothesline.  You can read suggestions from others and create your own flag to add to the line.  We provide the material scraps and the markers.  It is a fun way to share. All are welcome.  Please bring a covered dished to share if you are able.  If not, please join us.  We would love to feed you.  Please bring your own non-disposable place setting too.  Plant-based meals are encouraged.  All food is welcome.  We have had so many delicious plant-based meals.  It is an amazing meal. Looking forward to sharing a meal together.

By |2021-06-22T08:19:38-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Eating Consciously, Food, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

Our gathering with Leif was wonderful. Thanks everyone for an amazing meal and loving friendship

Leif Olsen treated us to an incredible discussion about mycology.  Wow, the stuff is everywhere, thank goodness.  We had an amazing turnout and the food was divine.  Thank you Leif for sharing your time and knowledge and thanks to everyone who shared their time and delicious goodies.  Over 40 people enjoying the evening and our trash can didn't even notice.  Thanks everyone for supporting zero-waste events.  It is so kind to not leave a lot of garbage for folks to clean up.

By |2021-06-22T07:38:39-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Composting, Connecting with nature, Food, Food preservation, Gatherings, Growing food|

Help Wanted: $20 an hour. Compost service demand is exceeding our ability!

We need help!  We have more demand for composting services than we can handle.  We are looking for someone to help us increase composting in the county.  We have about 6 - 8 hours of work a week, some flexible hours.  We can provide all the training.  If you are interested, please let us know.  We would love to help someone start their own company and help provide services we can't keep up with.  You can email us at jbwkjc@gmail.com or call at 304-482-3062.  Thanks! Kim & John

Our gathering with Mountaintrue at the Cedar Mountain Canteen was fabulous.

We had our first gathering of 2021 June 3rd at the Cedar Mountain Canteen with a presentation from Anna of Mountaintrue and learned how to be good neighbors to the Little River, which is beside our beer garden.  It was magical seeing everyone together for the first time in over a year.  The food was fantastic and it was a joyous occasion. We learned the results of our first water test in the Little River and it was excellent!  Thanks to everyone who joined us.  It was wonderful to be together again.

By |2021-06-07T15:20:55-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Connecting with nature, Eating Consciously, Gatherings, Moving to Zero-waste|

Join us for a potluck on Thursday June 10th & meet Transylvania Shares

We will host a potluck on Thursday June 10th at 6 pm at the Cedar Mountain Canteen.  Please bring a covered dish to share and your own non-disposable place setting.  Plant-based meals are encouraged and all dishes are welcome.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  We look forward to getting together. At 6:30 pm we will enjoy a presentation about Transylvania Shares, a sharing library in Transylvania County.  Learn how you can become a member and check out everything from lawnmowers to tents to china.

By |2021-06-07T16:05:26-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Gatherings, Sharing Club|

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.