Al Brothers will be sharing his knowledge about Dark Sky

Al Brothers will be sharing his knowledge about Dark Sky.  Join us for a thought-provoking presentation from Al.  He describes the evening as follows: As the country rounds the corner of Covid we see new trends that point to increased traffic and development. The Village of Cedar Mountain is a tempting target for population migration. Many of the benefits of rural charm are becoming marketing points as potential residents cruise 276 and call real estate agents for listings. Cedar Mountain happens to lie smack in the middle of a population donut. Greenville to the South, Asheville [...]

By |January 11th, 2022|Categories: Connecting with nature, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|


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 [...]

By |December 12th, 2021|Categories: Moving to Zero-waste|

Thanksgiving Potluck was amazing. We are doing it for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve too!

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 [...]

By |December 9th, 2021|Categories: Food, Gatherings, Help a Neighbor, Moving to Zero-waste, Sharing Club|

Napkins! Napkins! Napkins!

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 [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Categories: Moving to Zero-waste, Sharing Club|

Thanksgiving Day potluck

So many folks don’t have a place to share Thanksgiving dinner. Last year at the Canteen we had a private, small socially distanced potluck for a few of us and it was wonderful. This year we have decided to host a community potluck on Thanksgiving day. If you cannot bring a dish to share, we will feed you. Please join us. We ask that you bring your own non-disposable place setting, beverage glass and that you pack out anything you bring. We strive to be free of waste and appreciate help with that.   If you [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Categories: Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|

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 |November 9th, 2021|Categories: Composting, Use Food Scraps|

Harvest Fest was wonderful. Thank you

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 [...]

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 [...]

Prepared Vegan and Vegetarian Holiday treat by a local Chef

Our Eating Consciously group did a survey awhile ago asking if there was a demand for prepared vegan meals in our community. The answer was Absolutely! Cup and Saucer has since added delicious plant-based meals to their menu and they are a favorite spot for me when I am looking for a meal in Brevard. We wanted to share another opportunity we have learned about. Whistlestop Market is offering a locally prepared vegan or vegetarian Wellington for the holidays. We have put our order in for a vegan version with the vegan gravy. We will be [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Eating Consciously, Food|

Pisgah Collective Harvest Festival. Want to help move it to zero-waste?

We love Pisgah Collective. They provide a loving nature-filled environment for our communities’ children. We are certainly bound to them with love and similar visions. Althea has reached out and asked if we want to be a part of their Harvest Festival. Here is what she shared when I asked how we could help, “We are hoping for this to be a community event with fun kid activities, local vendors, possibly music. I was thinking moving to conservers could help manage a waste/compost station and/or have some sort of demonstration or class. Honestly, we are up [...]

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Gatherings, Help a Neighbor|
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