Thanksgiving Potluck was amazing. We are doing it for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve too!

We hosted about 40 people on Thanksgiving day and had virtually no clean-up at the end of the evening.  Thank you for bringing your own non-disposable place settings!  What a gift it is to not leave a mess behind.  There was a bounty of food and we even enjoyed feeding some travelers who were unaware of the potluck.  It was wonderful. We used tablecloths from Transylvania Shares and a water dispenser too.  Su decorated using beautiful leaves and other local treasures from our area.  Su's decorations were stunning. We enjoyed a nice gathering and practiced and demonstrated the beauty of reuse.  It was an evening of love and community and we are blessed you shared your time with us. Folks asked if we were going to do it again for Christmas.  Sure, we are hosting a potluck on Christmas Eve from 4 - 8 pm.  We are also hosting one on New Years Eve and we will have live dancing music from 6 - 8 pm. Please bring [...]

By |2021-12-22T15:19:13-05:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: Food, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste, Sharing Club|

Harvest Fest was wonderful. Thank you

Thank you to everyone who made Harvest Fest an heart warming community event. What a special evening. It was so wonderful to share a potluck dinner with everyone. Transylvania Shares was onsite and brought their grinding mill. I brought in corn I had grown and it was milled into grits and flour. We made cornbread on the spot and shared it. It was a wonderful experience. What a wonderful, loving community we live in. Thanks to all the Moving to Conservers members who attended. After a (public) house full of people we had almost no clean up. Zero waste is such a gift.

Join us for Harvest Fest on October 28th, a zero-waste potluck and festival

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 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!  Transylvania Shares will be onsite sharing their stuff and answering questions on their sharing library! This is a potluck.  Please bring a dish to share if you are able and your own non-disposable place setting.  We strive to be waste free.  

Prepared Vegan and Vegetarian Holiday treat by a local Chef

Our Eating Consciously group did a survey awhile ago asking if there was a demand for prepared vegan meals in our community. The answer was Absolutely! Cup and Saucer has since added delicious plant-based meals to their menu and they are a favorite spot for me when I am looking for a meal in Brevard. We wanted to share another opportunity we have learned about. Whistlestop Market is offering a locally prepared vegan or vegetarian Wellington for the holidays. We have put our order in for a vegan version with the vegan gravy. We will be sharing it during our Thanksgiving day potluck at the Canteen. We appreciate Val offering this version and look forward to supporting her and enjoying the meal! If you would like to order, send Whistlestop an email at info@whistlestopmarketnc.com.

By |2021-10-15T10:34:38-04:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Eating Consciously, Food|

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|

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|

Moving to Conservers Members helping us create a food forest at the Cedar Mountain Canteen

Growing food organically and planting native plants and trees is one of our passions.  John and I are now part owners of the Cedar Mountain Canteen and we want the community to enjoy locally grown food so we are busy planting.  We have planted 2 peach trees, rhubarb, blueberry bushes, strawberries, and are planning on much more as the weather warms up.  We have also planted 2 Red Bud trees and 1 Dogwood in the garden for shade. We planted bee balm, a native flower.  Our dear friend Susan Sunflower brought us native Green and Golds and planted them at the base of our shade trees and also blessed us with a couple of Oconee Bells, a rare native flower. Michael Plauche of the Transylvania County Bird Club brought us 4 bird boxes for our food forest as well.  We have found nesting birds are one of the greatest forms of natural pest control. We received some gorgeous hanging baskets from some of our neighbors for the garden [...]

By |2021-04-11T08:16:13-04:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: Composting, Eating Consciously, Food, Gatherings, Growing food, Help a Neighbor, Use Food Scraps|

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