April 11 – Tuesday 9:30 – Healthy Gardening – Kathleen Kasben

Tips from a Physical Therapist and Gardener

Join us and learn how to safeguard your body so you can enjoy years digging in the dirt without all the hurt.  An experienced physical therapist and avid gardener, Kathleen with share valuable information and practical strategies on how to protect your body while working in the garden and remedies for common ailments.

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Annual Rummage Sale – Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Annual Garden Club Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 6th from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lake Louise Community Center at 60 Lakeshore Dr. Overlooking Lake Louise in Weaverville, NC.



Don’t miss out on the terrific selection of  members’ plants , unique home furnishings, furniture, ladies accessories, beautiful jewelry, books, artwork, one of a kind home décor, yummy homemade goods baked by club members and so much more–all at bargain prices.  

2 Donate Items 

Keep Weaverville blooming by dropping off  goods you’d like to donate on Friday, May 5th at the Community Center between 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.   We are not accepting clothing. The Garden Club of Weaverville is a nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.  

3 – Donate Funds

Make a tax deductible donation to The Garden Club of Weaverville by sending a check to PO BOX 2210, Weaverville, NC  28787.

The  Garden Club of Weaverville maintains four flower beds along Main Street in downtown Weaverville and creates the wreaths to decorate the fire station, Town Hall and other buildings for the holidays.  The next time you’re in town, stroll through the Main Street Nature Park.  Relax on one of the benches and enjoy the sculpture donated by the Garden Club.  Each year we volunteer hundreds of hours to work in the wildflower garden and other areas.  Proceeds from the Rummage Sale supports this project and many more the Garden Club is involved with throughout town.  

The Garden Club is an organization open to everyone.  It meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM in the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room at 30 S. Main Street.  Monthly programs are FREE and open to the public.  Please join us to learn more about gardening in North Carolina. Check the website for current details about events and monthly programs at www.gardenclubofweaverville.org .

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March 14 – A Tale of Two Meadows – Burroughs and Collier

Randy Burroughs was commissioned by The Garden Club of Weaverville to create a unique spot to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.  The result are the two, large wood benches and table near the sculpture in the Main Street Nature Park in downtown Weaverville that serve as a focal point in the park.

Join us for Randy’s presentation
 Tuesday,  March 14th at 9:30 a.m.
Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

A Tale of Two Meadows

The first is the Meadow Garden”.  It tells the story of the evolution of the herbaceous border which you can build yourself. By using a selective palette including native grasses, garden interest is extended on through the winter with warm colors, play of light and birds, bugs and butterflies. He’ll review local case studies, such as a 100 square foot courtyard garden, and discuss planning, planting and plant sources. Handouts will provide instructions.

The second kind of meadow is the “Old-field Meadow”.  It is a nature-based plant community augmented with local wildflowers and grasses and a few native cultivars, which Randy intends to develop in the Main Street Nature Park. The goal is to engage wildlife in the urban landscape for the benefit of people and their natural neighbors and reduce the need to mow.  This will also be a demonstration garden to teach, inspire and even provide seeds for local gardeners. The end goal is to replace 50% of the mowing with “intelligent management”.  The benefits are many and include enhanced wildlife habitat, less noise and pollution and a healthier, more sustainable method of landscaping. Atlanta uses a similar system along their greenways.

About Randy Burroughs:

Randy Gordon Burroughs is a landscape architect, horticulturist and nature lover. From 1996-2000 he served as Garden Manager – Botanical Gardens at UNC-Asheville.

From 2000- Present  he has been in private practice, Cullowhee Native Plant Conference presenter & field trip leader, National Forest volunteer invasive exotic plant eradicator.

About Kaita Collier:

Kaita Collier has worked with plants and nature for the last 20 years as a gardener, horticulturalist, landscaper, forester and naturalist.  She serves as the chair of the Weaverville Conservation Board as well as the volunteer coordinator for the Main Street Nature Park.

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February 14th – Tuesday 9:30 – Grow Biointensive – Climate Smart Gardening by Laura Lengnick

Do you have only a small space to garden, but you’d like to grow your own food?  Do you want to use climate resilient gardening practices?  Are you looking for a way to contribute to climate change solutions?  Grow Biointensive may be for you!

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Bed of kale in early June, bed of beets to left and sweet corn in bloom in background

Grow Biointensive is a small-scale system of gardening that places an emphasis building soil while producing healthy, high yielding crops through the use of deep soil preparation, composting and crop diversity.

Because Grow Biointensive practices can reduce water, fertilizer and fossil fuel use in the garden by 50 to 90 percent, this method of gardening offers significant advantages to gardeners who want help slow climate change as well as help their crops thrive in the more variable weather and extremes associated with climate change.  Over the last decade, presenter Laura Lengnick has been developing a Grow biointensive garden at her home in Swannanoa.  She will share her experiences developing this garden as she teaches about Grow Biointensive methods.

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Looking south across 15 garden beds in June

Main Topics:

  • How I started my Grow Biointensive garden and tips on how you can get started
  • 8 key practices of Grow Biointensive: deep soil prep, composting, intensive planting, carbon/calorie crops, companion planting, seed saving, whole system approach
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Laura’s husband, Weogo, and a neighbor working up a bed in Sept for winter crops

About Laura Lengnick:

Laura Lengnick is a soil health expert and climate resilience planner based in Asheville, NC.  She consults with business, government and community organizations on nature-based climate risk management through her company Cultivating Resilience, LLC.  She has long experience growing vegetables, small fruits and flowers in containers and backyard gardens from Pennsylvania to South Carolina. Since 2005, she has used Grow Biointensive practices to create 3000 square ft of productive garden beds at her Swannanoa home.

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