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 [...]
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.
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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.
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.
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 [...]
Napkins? We know that composting is one of the fastest way to reduce the trash footprint of our community. Rise and Shine has hired Hannah to help manage their food scraps and to help with their garden. We are looking for individuals interested in doing a pick up service (we have paying customers waiting) and an individual to manage compost systems in people's yards (we have paying customers waiting). While we continue to search for those individuals, another campaign has come to our attention, a campaign to eliminate paper napkins from our community. How much fun is this! We had a sewing bee at Cup and Saucer awhile ago and helped turn bins of fabric from Elisabeth's grandmother into napkins. It was a lot of fun. Since buying the Canteen, John and I have been hosting food trucks and found all of them have been open to us supplying cloth napkins to their customers instead of using paper. It has saved waste for us and saves money for [...]
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.
John and I have been growing our own food as long as we have lived here. Every year things get easier. Recently we have been focusing on growing grains and making meals. This year, through our seed exchange, we were able to get some corn seeds for meal and grits. What we don't have is a grain mill. Now we don't need one because we can share one being made available by a Transylvania Shares member. He also has a food dehydrator available. Thanks so much for sharing! Here are his descriptions of the items available and conditions for use. Country Living motorized Grain Mill with corn auger: This is a steel burr mill capable of grinding coarse (grits) to fine (corn meal) to ultra fine (flour). The corn auger accessory allows for the grinding of any sized grain, from small Amaranth to large corn kernels, wheats, oats, even beans. The mill is accessorized with a measured hopper and a food-grade bin with lid. It cannot grind wet [...]
We will host a potluck on Thursday June 10th at 6 pm at the Cedar Mountain Canteen. Please bring a covered dish to share and your own non-disposable place setting. Plant-based meals are encouraged and all dishes are welcome. Everyone is welcome to join us. We look forward to getting together. At 6:30 pm we will enjoy a presentation about Transylvania Shares, a sharing library in Transylvania County. Learn how you can become a member and check out everything from lawnmowers to tents to china.