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Transylvania Shares has scheduled its virtual grand opening for June 21st. The board is working to get the website updated with items we have taken in and we are excited to share. We are accepting donations and loans of items folks would like to contribute to the lending library. If you have items you would like to share, please fill out this form and we will contact you: https://movingtoconservers.com/have-an-item-you-would-like-to-donate-or-loan-to-transylvania-shares-let-us-know/ We look forward to hearing from you and sharing more stuff with the community.
John Lawson recently contacted us and asked if he could design a logo for us. He joined us on our last phone call and pitched the idea for the group and there was enthusiastic support for the idea. John needs input from folks and asked for those interested in helping to contact him at email@example.com Please feel free to contact him and let's create a logo. Thanks so much John for the offer.
Sunday, ten of us met at Rooster Head Plantation with masks and gloves to pot plants to be given away at this week's Hunger Coalition's food distribution. We tracked our numbers to ensure we stayed within the Governor's guidelines for gatherings. Thanks to donations from Gaia Herbs, Master Gardeners, Moving to Conservers members, Rooster Head Plantation and others, we were able to plant over 50 plants to be given to those who are interested in growing their own food. We used a lot of locally-made compost to fill the pots. How super fantastic is that! We received an amazing assortment of herbs and vegetables. We also received a large assortment of pots and plants to share those with folks who do not have a place to plant. While programs like this have been done in the past, their success is limited without encouragement and follow through. We are working on that in hopes of building relationships and expanding the amount of food grown locally. Bart of our local [...]
The Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County is continuing to provide food to those in need in the community. We assemble food boxes using food from Manna as well as additional items purchased from grocery stores. Donated funds from several organizations and local individuals have enabled us to supplement the boxes with additional fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as eggs and some dry goods. Please help us get the word out to those who might need assistance now. There are no questions asked regarding financial need. Food recipients remain in their car and the food is loaded into the car for them. Upcoming COVID-19 Distribution dates: Thursday, May 14: Brevard Community Church 3:00 Thursday, May 14: Champion Pool in Rosman 3:00 Thursday, May 21: Brevard Community Church 3:00 Thursday, May 28: Brevard Community Church 3:00 Thursday, June 4: Brevard Community Church 3:00
Moving to Conservers is looking for vegetable seedling donations. Join us Thursday for a conference call at 5:30 pm!
Our last gathering, via conference call, was absolutely fantastic. Thanks to those who dialed in and shared your love and thoughts for our community. An initiative that continues our work in the community was born and we are moving full speed ahead. We are having another call this Thursday if you would like to join in the fun. Here is a note Maureen sent out regarding the project. Let us know if you would like to help! Moving to Conservers, a grassroots organization committed to community, sustainability and zero-waste, is working on an initiative to help people learn/start to grow their own food. If anyone has extra vegetable plant seedlings that you don't need the Conservers are looking for plant donations. These would be collected and then given to people interested in starting to grow their own food. If you have seedling donations let me know and we'll coordinate! We are hosting a conference call this Thursday at 5:30 pm. No internet is needed, just a telephone. We [...]
One of our members shared a link about home composting that is mighty impressive. She thought others might enjoy the information and asked if we could pass it on so here it is: https://ilsr.org/home-composting/ I hope you find it helpful. We have plenty of local experts in Conservers if you are interested in starting your own. Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Bart Renner, our local extension agent was kind enough to spend a few moments on the phone with me recently. I was reaching out to see if he had any more worms for sale as someone in our community was looking for a supply. Bart told me he has been busy with Victory Garden questions and started a library of videos to share in response. He shared the link to the videos and I wanted to pass it along. Thanks Bart! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcmAd0zG3Xuq8eELYWBJ-rII7fpGiSsdg Bart Renner Transylvania County Extension Director North Carolina Cooperative Extension NC State University 828-884-3109 http://transylvania.ces.ncsu.edu
We sure do miss seeing everyone and sharing a meal together. There is no doubt our stress level is significantly reduced right now because of the changes we have made in our lives because of the help and support of Moving to Conservers. We are grateful for our loving community. This current situation is the type Moving to Conservers has been preparing for. Our focus has been on moving our community to a more sustainable one, especially when it comes to producing our own food. By promoting a zero-waste community we have learned so many different ways to live that have significantly reduced our waste and increased our resilience. Moving to one bag of trash a year came with small and big changes. It is amazing how we live our lives now, how we eat, and how we examine every bit of "waste" before committing it to the "trash". We have learned that there is no such thing as disposable. It usually goes somewhere else and usually impacts [...]
We sure do miss sharing meals with each other. John and I do not have internet service at home but we do have a landline. We visit a local hot spot in order to access email and the internet. We would love to touch base via a conference call if folks are interested. Let us know by completing this one question survey. If there is interest, we will set up a call. Hope to hear from you!