Eating Consciously2020-09-12T10:34:58-04:00

Welcome to our journey to Eating Consciously.  The goal of this journey is to learn together the impact our food choices have on others & the environment. 

We have an amazing team of people who have volunteered to share their knowledge and guide us on the journey.  Let’s meet them!  Thanks to everyone for making this possible.

Shane Bellinger
Shane BellingerOwner of Green Go Cleaning Co
Hello friends, my name is Shane Bragg and I am the owner of Green Go Cleaning Co (https://greengocleaningco.bigcartel.com/) here in Brevard NC. I am so honored to be able to reach out thought this community and offer some resources in incorporating more veggies into your life! I would like to hear from you directly, what is a vegetable you want to learn more about?
Evan Parker
Evan Parker
Evan has an M.S. in Sustainability Studies from Lenoir-Rhyne University. His master’s thesis explored the intersections between veganism and sustainability. Evan is particularly knowledgeable about the environmental impacts of animal agriculture, and the environmental benefits associated with transitions to plant-based diets. As an environmental professional, Evan views veganism as both a necessary social justice philosophy and as a powerful strategy for sustainability. Overall, Evan is interested in cultivating a sustainable world in which all life has the ability to flourish.
Noel Thurner
Noel Thurner
Noel Thurner began consuming a vegetarian diet in 1973 for ethical reasons. As time marched on, she became more aware of both the health benefits and the environmental impacts of such a diet. In 2000 she began fermenting vegetables, and this has led her to the growing knowledge about the importance of the gut biome and intakes of whole grains and legumes, vegetables and fruits in supporting human health and wellness. So she realizes that a plant-based lifestyle supports not only the human body and its gut biome but also our Planet and its inhabitants
Kathryn Parker
Kathryn Parker
Back in 1990, Kathryn Parker was sailing with her husband on their 40′ sloop Nightrainbow, reading, “Diet for a New America” by John Robbins. Because she was so moved, she became a Vegan and raised her baby daughter a Vegan. She went back to meat eating several years later, but seven years ago, she was inspired to try Raw Veganism.

Kathryn’s focus with food has alays been on optimal health. She has been greatly guided by the Medical Medium lifestyle to heal chronic health issues, which brought her back to Veganism. This time, an ethical Vegan.

She is a fabulous, passionate cook, and an educator with experience guiding people to begin a healthy way of life, both physically and spititually. Kathryn likes to connect people through Vegan options. Her friends and her AirBnB guests benefit from her healthy cooking.

Welcome to our Podcast!

Welcome to our Podcast Eating Consciously!  We are glad you are here.  We are hosting conversations with our neighbors about our food choices and how they impact each other.  Would you like to be interviewed or would you like to do an interview?  Let us know by emailing us at jbwkjc@gmail.com.

Eating Consciously Podcast: Shane Bellinger interviews Jacqui Edans of Rooster Head Farms

By |September 10th, 2020|Categories: Compost Drop-off Location, Composting, Connecting with nature, Eating Consciously, Food, Growing food, Help a Neighbor, Podcast, Shane Bellinger|

Welcome to our third podcast in the Eating Consciously series.  In this episode, Shane Bellinger, owner of Green Go Cleaning and member of the Eating Consciously team interviews Jacqui Edans of Rooster Head Farms in Brevard, NC.  Our last episode was focused on systemic racism which included a conversation on factory meat operations.  This episode shows another side of the meat industry on a different scale.  Eating Consciously focuses on the impact our food choices have on others.  This episode continues to educate towards that goal.  Thanks for being here.  We hope you enjoy the show.  Many thanks to Shane and Jacqui for sharing this conversation with us. Farmer Jacqui Shane with her family

Eating Consciously Podcast: Systemic racism and how I participate

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: Connecting with nature, Eating Consciously, Essential workers, Food, Growing food, Help a Neighbor, Podcast|

John and I have decided we need to learn how we support systemic racism.  We decided to start by looking at our food choices and that led us to ask a team of individuals in our community if they would help us learn about the impact of our food choices have on others.  We also asked if they could guide us based on their expertise.  Thus started the project Eating Consciously. We decided to start a podcast with the project as a way to bring people closer together in our socially-distanced world.  This is the second episode of the podcast and it goes over an hour.  I interviewed Naeema Muhummad of the NC Environmental Justice Network.  It was a tough interview to do.  The stories she tells, and there are many, are hard to hear.  Every part of the interview touched me and it made it difficult to cut out parts of the conversation.  It is well worth a listen, in my humble [...]

Eating Consciously Podcast! Enjoy our first episode with Evan Parker

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Composting, Connecting with nature, Eating Consciously, Evan Parker, Growing food, Podcast, Use Food Scraps|

Help us celebrate as we kick off our first podcast!  We have started a new project called Eating Consciously and we are kicking it off by releasing our first podcast.  Our first guest is Evan Parker and he is a member of the Eating Consciously team that is helping us learn the impact our food choices have on others.  We really enjoyed the conversation with Evan and look forward to many more.  Thanks Evan! This Podcast, Eating Consciously was recorded July 5, 2020.  Evan Parker was interviewed by Kim Coram and John Wiseman.  We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did.  

Looking for some local resources?

Happy Cow Website

Find vegan dishes in your community

HappyCow Healthy Eating Guide

Power of Food

A plant-based chef shares recipes in Hendersonville, NC

Writings

Let’s get together for a meal and enjoy each other’s company

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Eating Consciously, Food, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

This Thursday we are hosting a zero-waste potluck at the Cedar Mountain Canteen on June 24th at 6 pm.  This will be a low-key gathering.  We will enjoy a potluck and bring [...]

Our gathering with Mountaintrue at the Cedar Mountain Canteen was fabulous.

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: Connecting with nature, Eating Consciously, Gatherings, Moving to Zero-waste|

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 [...]

How do you feel about starting potlucks again?

By |April 11th, 2021|Categories: Eating Consciously, Gatherings, Moving to Zero-waste|

Picture above:  A Moving to Conservers gathtering at Rooster Head Farm It has been over a year since we have gathered as Moving to Conservers.  Now that John and I are part [...]

Moving to Conservers Members helping us create a food forest at the Cedar Mountain Canteen

By |April 11th, 2021|Categories: Composting, Eating Consciously, Food, Gatherings, Growing food, Help a Neighbor, Use Food Scraps|

Growing food organically and planting native plants and trees is one of our passions.  John and I are now part owners of the Cedar Mountain Canteen and we want the community to [...]

It is time for our annual seed swap! We are doing this one remotely.

By |February 15th, 2021|Categories: Eating Consciously, Food, Food preservation, Growing food, Help a Neighbor, Noel Thurner|

Our last gathering before the lock down of the pandemic was our annual seed swap. I enjoyed growing some of those seeds last year. I always enjoy shared seeds and plants. They [...]

Spring reads – as usual, it’s all about SOIL!

By |February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Composting, Connecting with nature, Eating Consciously, Growing food|

  A wonderful resource for home gardeners and farmers of all size:, just in time for spring garden dreams: The Hidden Half of Nature, The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by [...]

Plant-based locally prepared and commercially available food just got a few steps closer to being a reality

By |November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Eating Consciously, Food|

Last Thursday on our Moving to Conservers conference call, we enjoyed a conversation with 2 individuals interested in providing plant-based meals in our community.  We talked about goals and obstacles towards reaching [...]

Let’s talk about locally made plant-based meals this Thursday at 6 pm

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Eating Consciously, Food, Gatherings|

Thanks to the many people who have shared their thoughts about a community conversation focused on locally prepared plant-based meals.  We have had a fantastic response.  Let's get together on a conference [...]

A conversation about plant-based locally prepared meals

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Eating Consciously, Food|

We have asked over the past couple of newsletters if folks are interested in having a conversation about creating locally prepared plant-based meals. A lot of folks have completed our little survey [...]

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