Spring Planting Fest

Transylvania Shares and Moving to Conservers Spring Planting Festival at the Cedar Mountain Canteen 10771 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain, NC 28717 March 19th 2 - 4 pm Let's get ready for planting food! Transylvania Shares will be onsite with equipment from their library and expertise from their members to help you get ready for Spring planting! Moving to Conservers will host their annual seed swap and a plant-based zero-waste potluck. Bring your seeds to share and a plant-based dish to share.  Please bring your own re-usable place setting. Shares will be grinding corn and dried beans if you have anything you would like turned into grits or flour. Farmer Phil will kick off his Just For Kids Mini-camp series that will be held every Saturday from 2 - 4 pm for children. They will enjoy everything from planting and tending a garden to a music jam.  The mini-camp is $10 per child.  The rest of the event is free.  

Al Brothers will be sharing his knowledge about Dark Sky

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 [...]

By |2022-01-11T10:23:41-05:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: Connecting with nature, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

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|

Thanksgiving Day potluck

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.  

By |2021-11-09T09:59:28-05:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

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.  

Pisgah Collective Harvest Festival. Want to help move it to zero-waste?

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.

By |2021-10-15T10:30:59-04:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

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|
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