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|

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|

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

SEED libraries (especially Natives), another great way to share, to support our ecology

Seed Library - another great way of sharing and saving our environment What is this? You may have seen some of these little free library boxes around that people use to share books. The idea behind these seed libraries is similar in that people can share seeds. We hope this works well so we share seed, ESPECIALLY NATIVES! Have you spotted one in T Cty yet? Who wants to build one for your neighborhood? Expect to see them soon, at the Canteen, St. Paul's Episcopal, at the RR Native Plant Garden in Brevard ... and/or .....? How do I use it? As with the lil' book libraries, put and take. And this is the beginning of the native plant seed season ... Small envelopes needed - ordinary postal ones would do Small trays to hold them on an up slant (so seeds don't fall out). Those take-out food ones might do. On each envelope (print small): name (scientific is GOOD, common works), special planting notes (shade/sun) There is [...]

The Sharing House needs help with composting and they have reached out to us. Can you help?

We received an email this week from the Sharing House asking if we could help them learn to manage the compost bins built for them.  I told them absolutely, yes.  Are you interested in helping?  Please let us know.  Creating soil is one of the greatest things we can do for the earth as so much is being turned into dirt, void of life.  Let's help the Sharing House!  Send an email to jbwkjc@gmail.com if you are interested in helping.  Thanks and thanks Sharing House for asking!

By |2021-04-11T08:37:25-04:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: Composting, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste, Use Food Scraps|

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|

Seeds and plants available for our seed swap

Many thanks to Noel for putting together our virtual seed swap this year.  Unfortunately, she is unable to participate further at this time.  She is a great motivator and organizer and we are grateful for her energy and attention. Here is a list of seeds and plants we have available.  You don't need to provide seeds to get seeds. These are free to anyone who can use them.  Thanks for sharing and for helping keep seed diversity alive. Dakota Black Popcorn Little Blue Popcorn Bloody Butcher Corn (Dent) Oaxaca Green Corn (Dent) Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn Hidatsa Shield Figure Bean Greasy Cut Short Bean Jacob's Cattle Bean The following seeds are available from Tory Nergert.  Please email Torry at torry.nergart@gmail.com if you would like any of the seeds below. If you are interested in any of the items below, please contact Kim or John at jbwkjc@gmail.com Iris - we have a mat of them.  They need divided and you are welcome to as many as [...]

By |2021-03-08T11:21:28-05:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Growing food, Help a Neighbor|

Transylvania Shares needs board members and volunteers

Transylvania Shares is looking for volunteers and board members.  We have received amazing donations like an electric lawnmower and tiller, power tools, a case of white tablecloths and on and on.  We need help getting our inventory updated, getting more members, you name it.  If you are interested in helping Transylvania Shares, contact them at TransylvaniaShares@gmail.com

By |2021-03-01T10:24:34-05:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Help a Neighbor, Sharing Club|

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