We asked folks to share what zero-waste means to them so we could share. Here is the first response we received. Zero waste is a goal for me. I am doing my best in this world of packaging and consumerism to have as little trash going to the landfill as possible and to make good buying choices. Each day I challenge myself. And I am hopeful for the future. Please share your thoughts too. You can do that by going here: https://movingtoconservers.com/what-does-the-term-zero-waste-mean-to-you/ We welcome your thoughts and community engagement. Thank you!
Rooster Head Plantation has long been a community partner of our zero-waste efforts. They house a community compost drop off facility and have hosted our educational gatherings, among many other ways they support the community. They are a true community partner and we love them. They have been feeding neighborhood children since schools closed. I called Jacqui and asked her what she needed and she said to put it bluntly, money. She has served over 400 meals and the numbers keep growing as the word gets out. We are putting out a call to our community to help. We were [...]
With social distancing being our new normal and having our grandchildren for 7 days we have taken this opportunity to teach them a few things in between their online schooling. We worked with them as we planted potatoes, asparagus, onions, and rhubarb. We have a trail in our yard and they have hiked and biked it and recently we took them rock climbing for the first time on a small ledge in our yard. We live on the continental divide and it is a wondrous place. It backs up to Mountain Bridge Wilderness and it is wild. They have learned [...]
Five years ago at this time, John and I were not cutting seed potatoes getting them ready to plant on St. Patrick's Day. We were not adding coffee grounds from the local cafe to our compost facility. We did have a small compost pile but we were not working it. Now it is a part-time job for John. Well, maybe not but my husband makes a darn good soil, something I would not have appreciated five years ago. I didn’t think much about soil. I have gardened for years but didn’t understand the value of good soil. I do now. [...]
What a great gathering! We enjoyed a wonderful zero-waste, mostly plant-based potluck with lots of new faces and lots of familiar ones. It was fantastic. Evan shared information about the sustainability of plant-based diets. He took questions after he wrapped up his talk and I learned a bit and enjoyed hearing the questions from others. Many thanks to Evan and all who made it possible, a special thank you to WolfBrew Bottle shop for their continued hospitality, and thanks to the NAACP for letting us borrow their PA system. Next month's topic in on using food scraps and I [...]