The gifting season is upon us, leading to gift boxes for the garage, stuffed closets and shelves needing sorting, and old items these new gifts displace ... but stuff is hard to recycle AND the Transylvania Landfill is filling up. greenzonenc.com can help! Primarily a textile recycler (used as final destination by St. Phil's Shoppe), it currently has a list of resources for those hard-to items: greenzonenc.com/latest-news/blog/. Here's some of the suggestions: Battaries & Old Electronics: Try Walmart, AutoZone. Other options listed. Medical Equipment: NC HELP (Health Equipment Loan Program) Diapers-new single use: Diapers Bank NC Used mattresses are up to 80% recyclable! 1-800-Got-Junk Other items include foam and stryafoam! PLEASE KEEP THIS REFERENCE! THE LOCAL LANDFILL IS OVERFLOWING AND THE EARTH NEEDS THIS HELP! THANKS!
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 [...]
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.
We need help! We have more demand for composting services than we can handle. We are looking for someone to help us increase composting in the county. We have about 6 - 8 hours of work a week, some flexible hours. We can provide all the training. If you are interested, please let us know. We would love to help someone start their own company and help provide services we can't keep up with. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 304-482-3062. Thanks! Kim & John
We had our first gathering of 2021 June 3rd at the Cedar Mountain Canteen with a presentation from Anna of Mountaintrue and learned how to be good neighbors to the Little River, which is beside our beer garden. It was magical seeing everyone together for the first time in over a year. The food was fantastic and it was a joyous occasion. We learned the results of our first water test in the Little River and it was excellent! Thanks to everyone who joined us. It was wonderful to be together again.
Join us for a potluck on Thursday June 17th at 6 pm & and a class on about applied mycology from Leif
We will host a potluck on Thursday June 17th 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 an informal talk by Leif Olsen about applied mycology and focus on having plenty of Q&A about topics people are interested in. Leif Olson is an environmental scientist and educator with a background spanning ecological field research, environmental chemistry, soil health management and mushroom farming. He worked for two years as a cultivation manager at Pisgah Gourmet, a local mushroom farm in Brevard, NC and currently operates Integrated Land Enhancement, an environmental consulting and education business based in Asheville, NC. Leif has taught all over the country about fungi, soil, plants, compost and more. He also started co-hosting the Applied Mycology podcast earlier this year, a show featuring discussions with co-host [...]