Al Brothers will be sharing his knowledge about Dark Sky. Join us for a thought-provoking presentation from Al. He describes the evening as follows: As the country rounds the corner of Covid we see new trends that point to increased traffic and development. The Village of Cedar Mountain is a tempting target for population migration. Many of the benefits of rural charm are becoming marketing points as potential residents cruise 276 and call real estate agents for listings. Cedar Mountain happens to lie smack in the middle of a population donut. Greenville to the South, Asheville to the East and Hendersonville just down the road. They are coming this way. The first signs of these cities growth is the uncontrolled reach of light pollution. We are just now realizing the effects of light pollution on the cycle of night and day that supports mountain flora and fauna. The Cedar Mountain area is especially vulnerable in that it is situated where ample water rises as mist and reflects the [...]
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 [...]
So many folks don’t have a place to share Thanksgiving dinner. Last year at the Canteen we had a private, small socially distanced potluck for a few of us and it was wonderful. This year we have decided to host a community potluck on Thanksgiving day. If you cannot bring a dish to share, we will feed you. Please join us. We ask that you bring your own non-disposable place setting, beverage glass and that you pack out anything you bring. We strive to be free of waste and appreciate help with that. If you don’t have a place setting, we always have extras. We would love to share the holiday with 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 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.
We love Pisgah Collective. They provide a loving nature-filled environment for our communities’ children. We are certainly bound to them with love and similar visions. Althea has reached out and asked if we want to be a part of their Harvest Festival. Here is what she shared when I asked how we could help, “We are hoping for this to be a community event with fun kid activities, local vendors, possibly music. I was thinking moving to conservers could help manage a waste/compost station and/or have some sort of demonstration or class. Honestly, we are up for anything!!” Please let us know if you can help. We would love to be a part of their celebration. Just reply to this email if you want to help.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.