Moving to Conservers will be hosting a plant-based potluck and community conversation about composting May 12 from 6 – 8 pm

Moving to Conservers will be hosting a plant-based potluck and community conversation about composting May 12 from 6 - 8 pm at the Cedar Mountain Canteen located at 10771 Greenville Hwy, Cedar Mountain NC, 28718. There will be plant starts for sale and mushrooms Please join us and let's talk about composting. We will start our potluck at 6 pm and our conversation will begin at 7 pm. 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. Wendy and Eric from Pucker Up Berry Farm will share information on their bucket exchange. Rachel Meriwether will talk about composting on the Hendersonville BRCC campus and bring plant starts to sell. Bart Renner will share how to acquire composters at a highly discounted price. Eric Christianson of Pisgah Gourmet will share information on mushroom compost [...]

Moving to Conservers partners with the City of Brevard community garden

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 [...]

Potluck and community conversation on composting

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.

Compost Happens!

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 [...]

Scholars are Conservers

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.  

By |2022-02-28T12:16:09-05:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Compost Drop-off Location, Composting, Connecting with nature, Food|

ShareWaste participants are growing! Thank you

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.

Moving to Conservers and Compost services

It is amazing how much is going on in John’s and my life in regards to reuse and eliminating waste. Earlier this year we advertised for 3 compost positions. One was to work with Rise and Shine to set up and manage a compost program. The second was for a pick up and drop off service and the third was to work with households in our community who want to compost and want a service to help. Rise and Shine now has a paid position managing their compost and community garden! The position was filled in the summer. The student hired for the job has moved on to start her studies. It was perfect timing. When we worked with Rise and Shine regarding the position we had someone who was starting in September so the summer employee who helped get it underway was a perfect fit. We have learned as a group how composting at home can significantly reduce the amount of garbage we send to the landfill. [...]

By |2021-10-14T09:20:35-04:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Compost Drop-off Location, Composting, Use Food Scraps|

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|

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

Rooster Head Farms wants your pumpkins

It is that time of year again.  Fall harvests bring pumpkins and Halloween brings them to many homes to brighten our community.  Rooster Head Farms wants your pumpkins.  They will have a bin at the farm for folks to "chuck their pumpkins".  Pigs love pumpkins and they are looking forward to seeing you bring them by! For more information, contact Rooster Head Farms here: Rooster Head Farm1200 Old Hendersonville Hwy Brevard NC 28712 (828) 702-9929

By |2020-10-19T09:59:26-04:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Compost Drop-off Location, Moving to Zero-waste, Use Food Scraps, Zero-waste tips|
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