We are hosting a Thanksgiving Day potluck again this year!

We are hosting a Thanksgiving Day potluck again this year! Last year we enjoyed a bountiful feast with dozens of our neighbors at the Cedar Mountain Canteen. It was a joy! We are doing it again this Thanksgiving Day from 3 – 8 pm. A turkey and a pork roast, purchased from local vendors will be served.  A vegan Wellington with gravy is also on the menu. Please join us. Bring a covered dish to share if you are able and your own reusable place setting. If you cannot bring food for any reason, please join us. We would love to feed you.

By |2022-11-15T14:14:51-05:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Food, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

Bring Your Own

Many thanks to Sarah of Know Waste for creating this wonderful graphic to let people know an establishment welcomes you to bring your own reusable items. Cedar Mountain Fire & Rescue recently held another zero-waste fund raiser.  They hosted a pancake breakfast and Know Waste was on hand to help them with another event that has moved towards zero-waste. This canvas was displayed there.  Now it is at the Cedar Mountain Canteen until it is needed again somewhere else that has decided to stop wasting. Tin Roof Pizza Food Truck has announced they will be parked at the Cedar Mountain Canteen permanently after they fulfill some other commitments.  They have decided to stop wasting when serving at the Canteen and are now serving on reusable plates.  Want to help and support them?  Bring your own. Three neighboring establishments in Cedar Mountain have make a commitment to stop wasting.  Our heartfelt thanks.

By |2022-09-06T10:58:09-04:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Composting, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste|

Napkin Sewing Party & potluck at Cup and Saucer September 8th from 6 – 8pm! We need sewing machines!

Cup and Saucer in downtown Brevard has long been a zero-waste partner.  They work to reduce their waste.  Years ago we helped them sew napkins from Elisabeth's grandmothers fabric and she contacted us to let us know she needs more napkins! Let's have another sewing party and potluck at Cup and Saucer September 8th from 6 - 8 pm. We need folks with sewing machines and knowledge.  Last time we did this we had a blast.  Please let us know if you can help.  You can email us at jbwkjc@gmail.com. We will also host a zero-waste potluck.  Please bring an item to share if you are able and your own non-disposable place setting.  

By |2022-08-21T14:28:18-04:00August 21st, 2022|Categories: Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

Moving to Conservers Plant-based potluck and a community conversation with Know Waste

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join Moving to Conservers for a plant-based potluck and presentation by the new service Know Waste at the Cedar Mountain Canteen at 10771 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain.  Becoming a community free from waste requires a few services.  One is a sharing club which Conservers created in 2020.  It is great to have a sharing club but becoming free from waste can be a lot of work.  Sarah and Nick recently provided that work at the Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue’s first zero-waste fundraiser.  The Fire Department served 120 meals with almost no waste thanks to services provided by them.  We call them Know Waste. Our ultimate goal is to provide support in our community so that individuals can bring their own place settings for use every where they go.  As we migrate and move to that goal, services like Know Waste provide much needed support. Our potluck begins at 6 pm and the conversation begins at 7 pm.  If you [...]

By |2022-07-27T20:54:39-04:00July 27th, 2022|Categories: Composting, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste, Sharing Club|

Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue votes to move to zero-waste

The neighbors of the Cedar Mountain Canteen, Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue, have voted to move to being a zero-waste organization!  We were beyond words when they shared the news!  We are working side by side (the Cedar Mountain Canteen has a pledge to be zero-waste too) to support each other on our journey to stop wasting!  One of the first things they did was join Transylvania Shares so that they could use plates, napkins and silverware for their 4th of July weekend fundraiser.  They fed 120 people and have almost no waste!  What a great start.  It is so wonderful to have another organization to work with.

By |2022-07-08T11:19:19-04:00July 8th, 2022|Categories: Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste, Sharing Club|

Plant-based potluck and community conversation: Throw away your trash can – Moving to Zero Waste

Join us for a plant-based potluck and a community conversation on Moving to Zero Waste on June 9, 2022 at the Cedar Mountain Canteen at 10771 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.  The potluck will begin at 6 pm and the conversation will begin at 7 pm. Please bring your own reusable place setting and a covered dish to share.  If you cannot provide food to share, for any reason, please join us.  We would love to feed you. Our last gathering was so lovely.  We had a wonderful group and great speakers who shared their knowledge of composting. We look forward to sharing together.

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 [...]

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 [...]

So much is happening, we need a reporter. We are willing to pay for stories

Hello fellow Conservers.  I hope everyone is well.  John and I have abundance beyond belief and a lot of that is in the joy and love we experience demonstrating at our public house, The Cedar Mountain Canteen, how to move a business towards zero-waste. We have been touched deeply by our communities response when we tell them we would prefer not to take their trash as we are a pack it in, pack it out establishment. We connect with our neighbors and help each other.  The energy is wonderful and we are busy, really busy and we love it. There is so much going on in the world of Moving to Conservers it is hard for me to get the word out and I need help.  We are looking for a reporter and we are willing to pay for someone to help us keep sharing through our website and newsletter.  If you are interested in helping, please send us an email at jbwkjc@gmail.com. We love our newsletter and [...]

By |2022-02-28T12:44:51-05:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Gatherings, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Conservers|
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