May Meeting – Water-wise Rain Gardens

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our May 2022 Meeting – via Zoom

Tuesday, May 10th at 9:30 

Program: Soak Up the Rain – Rain Gardens!

Abundant rain combined with steep slopes means that homeowners in our region often struggle with runoff and erosion issues. Have no fear: native plants to the rescue! Join Renee Fortner for a presentation on how to design rain gardens to help manage runoff, provide wildlife habitat, and beautify your yard by taking advantage of the amazing diversity of native plants in our region.
 
Renee Fortner (M.S. Biology; Associates Degree in Horticulture) is the Watershed Resources Manager at local environmental non-profit RiverLink. As an avid river paddler, home gardener, and naturalist, Renee is continually reminded how the environment around us, and our daily lives are affected by access to clean, abundant water. Through her role at RiverLink, she works to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our water resources and leads projects that mitigate the impacts of climate change and human activities on our waterways. Renee loves sharing her passion for native plants and our mountain streams. 

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Email  gardenclubweaverville@gmail.com if you are not a Club member and would like to join this Zoom Meeting

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The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

April Meeting – Cottage Gardening

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our April 2022 Meeting – via Zoom

Tuesday, April 12th at 9:30 

Program: Cottage Gardening

Popular for centuries, cottage gardens are generally small, informal, densely floriferous gardens. Our April program, presented by Judy Deutsch, will describe the characteristics of and approaches for establishing cottage gardens. It draws on the Buncombe County Master Gardeners experiences and learnings with designing, planting, and maintaining their own Cottage Garden at the Extension Office. You will receive some practical advice and tips on how to plan your own special cottage garden.
 
Judy is a Consulting Rosarian and Extension Master Gardener Volunteer for Buncombe County. Inspired by many trips to Nantucket, the home of many charming cottage gardens, Judy has spearheaded the creation of the Cottage Garden at the Extension Office in Asheville. 

 

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Email  gardenclubweaverville@gmail.com if you are not a Club member and would like to join this Zoom Meeting

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The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

March Meeting RESCHEDULED- Year-round Vegetable Gardening

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our March 2022 Meeting – via Zoom

Tuesday, March 22nd at 9:30 

Program: Getting the Most from Your Vegetable Garden

Deanne Eversmeyer, in her previous life, managed the grounds crew at the National Cathedral and the landscape department at Washington Golf & Country Club. In her current life at Hope Springs Farmlet and Chicken Ranch, she is putting her degree in horticulture, 40+ years of gardening and 8 years of vegetable gardening here in the Reems Creek valley to work growing all of her produce in her 2,000 square foot garden.  She will share tips and practices to ensure top vegetable production throughout the year, including timing, trellising, double-cropping and simple winter ‘blankets’ that bring lettuce to the table in January and February.

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Email  gardenclubweaverville@gmail.com if you are not a Club member and would like to join this Zoom Meeting

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The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

February Meeting – Pollinator Habitats

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our February 2022 Meeting – via Zoom

Tuesday, February 8th at 9:30 

Program: Creating and Managing Pollinator Habitats

Bryan Tompkins, Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will share specific details about prepping, planting, and maintaining pollinator gardens as complete habitats. He will also discuss different opportunities and methods for implementing other pollinator-habitat components into your area – from assessing and developing a habitat suitable to your site, to working with others in your immediate area to create connected and contiguous habitat components. Bryan takes a deeper look into the elements and factors that are needed to go beyond just creating a nice flower garden. Armed with the information in this talk, you can create a habitat!

Bryan started his career with the National Park Service but has spent the past seventeen years as a Wildlife Biologist with USFWS in Asheville. He serves as USFWS – Southeast Region recovery biologist for the federally endangered rusty-patched bumble bee and is the Energy Project Coordinator for the Asheville Field Office reviewing energy production and development projects. His job responsibilities include coordinating with energy companies to protect threatened and endangered species and their habitats from impacts associated with energy production projects and restoration of early successional habitat on energy project sites. Much of his work focuses on the conservation of pollinator species, emphasizing preservation and restoration of native pollinator species and habitat in the southeast. 

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Email  gardenclubweaverville@gmail.com if you are not a Club member and would like to join this Zoom Meeting

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The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

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