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 [...]

Potluck and community conversation on composting

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm We will be hosting a plant-based potluck and community conversation about composting at the Cedar Mountain Canteen, 10771 Greenville Hwy, Cedar Mountain, NC on May 12, 6 - 8 pm.  Please join us and let’s talk about composting. 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. Please bring a plant based dish to share and your own reusable place setting.  You do not have to bring food to eat with us.  If you are hungry, we would love to feed you.  We will share a meal starting at 6 pm.  Our program will begin at 7 pm. We are looking forward to spending time with everyone. The Cedar Mountain Canteen is a pack-it-in pack-it-out public house.  They strive for zero-waste.

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 [...]

ShareWaste participants are growing! Thank you

ShareWaste is a website and phone application that connects people who have food scraps with those who want them.  We have been using it for awhile and are grateful for other local folks who have signed up.  Our biggest obstacle in getting food scraps turned into soil are finding locations that are willing to take food scraps.  This connection tool has helped us find much needed sites.  Thanks so much for signing up! Would you like to share your food scraps or accept food scraps?  Go here to sign up.

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.  

Have Pumpkins?  We want to compost them!

Rise and Shine is collecting pumpkins for their compost bins.  They would love to get as many as they can.  The scholars already have a few in the garden behind the church and they would love more!  Please drop your pumpkins off in the garden at Rise and Shine, located at Bethel A Baptist Church located at 290 Oakdale St, Brevard, NC 28712.  Have questions?  Please contact Hannah at [email protected].  Thank you!

By |2021-11-09T09:53:40-05:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Composting, Use Food Scraps|

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.  

Moving to Conservers and Compost services

It is amazing how much is going on in John’s and my life in regards to reuse and eliminating waste. Earlier this year we advertised for 3 compost positions. One was to work with Rise and Shine to set up and manage a compost program. The second was for a pick up and drop off service and the third was to work with households in our community who want to compost and want a service to help. Rise and Shine now has a paid position managing their compost and community garden! The position was filled in the summer. The student hired for the job has moved on to start her studies. It was perfect timing. When we worked with Rise and Shine regarding the position we had someone who was starting in September so the summer employee who helped get it underway was a perfect fit. We have learned as a group how composting at home can significantly reduce the amount of garbage we send to the landfill. [...]

By |2021-10-14T09:20:35-04:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Compost Drop-off Location, Composting, Use Food Scraps|

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|
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