Author: Kim Coram

Moving to Conservers host compost panel at Pisgah Group Sierra Club meeting – folks are changing their habits!

Thursday, February 22nd at 7 pm the Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club hosted Moving to Conservers, who delivered a panel presentation on composting.  Elizabeth Pell of the group organized a panel that consisted of herself as moderator, Maureen Copelof of Brevard’s city council, Kenn Webb of Transylvania County Solid Waste Authority, Ron Wingard a county resident, Bart Renner of the county extension office and Zoe Muhalis is a 15-year-old high school student. The meeting was well attended and a lot of questions were asked.  I spoke to one couple after the presentation and they have decided to build...

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Building a toolkit to help neighbors teach neighbors about composting options in Brevard and surroundings areas

Moving to Conservers is a local group that explores ways to implement changes we want to see in our community.  Currently, we are working on implementing a community compost program with a goal of removing organics from the landfill so we can put them to work creating soil for local gardening projects. We kicked off the project February 1st and are moving full speed ahead.  It was agreed we would organize using community advocates who will reach out to their neighbors and design solutions.  In order to organize that, we need to develop a toolkit to be used by...

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Compost collection project moves forward in Brevard and surrounding communities

On February 1st, individuals came to King Street 185 for a discussion on starting curbside composting in Brevard. There was a wealth of knowledge and ideas shared in addition to a potluck.  And the food……always outstanding.  Thank you, King Street 185 for hosting the event. We enjoyed our meals while watching this video from the show Growing A Greener World:  The Compost Pedallers.  It is a great show and worth the 25 minutes to watch in my humble opinion.   Two next steps were agreed on: Collect information on all the compost sites already in existence.  Designate those that...

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Every dollar spent is a vote – vote local. Moving to Conservers group invest in local farm

“Every dollar is a vote.” a financial advisor for environmental funds recently said at a local Sierra Club meeting presentation.  Agreed and keeping money local and using our votes to support what we want to have here and stay here is priceless.   A lot of times the things I treasure here cannot get traditional financing for a few reasons. There are numerous ways to invest locally.  Recently, our group pulled together and to date we have purchased $1000 worth of shares from a local farm to give them upfront capital for the upcoming growing season.  We are buying...

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    6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    Coffee Carts
    1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC 28712, USA

    Community Compost Raising

    You have heard of a barn raising.
    Join us for a community drop-off
    compost raising!

    When: April 19th at 6 pm

    Where: Coffee Carts
    1061 Rosman Hwy, Brevard, NC

    Hosted by: Moving to Conservers

    All are welcome! Please join us!

    We will be constructing a community
    compost drop-off site at Coffee Carts
    and celebrate with a community potluck!
    Bring a dish to share and your own
    non-disposable place setting. This is
    a zero-waste event.

    For more information email

  • 28

    8:00 am-12:00 pm

    The annual spring plant sale by the Transylvania Master Gardeners, The Transylvania Garden Club, The French Broad Garden Club and the Heritage Museum will be held Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Brevard Ingles parking lot on Asheville Highway. This will be the second year in this location and it allows very easy access and plenty of parking for customers.

    The annual plant sale raises funds to support gardening and landscape projects throughout Transylvania Count including the Master Gardeners projects including those at Silvermont and the Pisgah Ranger Station and scholarships provided by the garden clubs.

    Come early for the best selection from a large variety of high quality, locally raised perennials, annuals, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Local gardeners also will be on hand to offer advice.

    The plant sale takes place rain or shine. Admission is free.

    For more information, contact the Transylvania County Extension office, (828) 884-3109 or

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