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December Meeting – Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our December 2022 Meeting 

Tuesday, December 13th at 9:30am via Zoom

Program: Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants

Invasive plants in the landscape often leave gardeners confused, frustrated and overwhelmed. GCW member and Master Gardener Volunteer John Bowen will help us cut through some of the confusion and empower us to start controlling invasive plants in our own landscapes and beyond. 

We will begin by learning more about identification of the invasive foes found locally, and then focus on approaches for controlling and removing these plants. John will leverage training videos featuring Bob Gale, Ecologist & Public Lands Director for MountainTrue, and will expand upon and reinforce Bob’s practical invasive removal tips. 

A business meeting will follow the program.

Speaker: John Bowen, EMGV

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.

November Meeting – Wildwood Herbal Produce Sharing Initiatives

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our November 2022 Meeting 

Tuesday, November 8th at 10:00am via Zoom

Program: Learn About Wildwood Herbal’s Local Produce Sharing Initiatives

Since, 2020, Wildwood Herbal Farm located in the Reems Creek Valley has supplied area food pantries with over 35,000 lbs. of organic produce, supplied freshly harvested produce to serve over 9,000 side dishes to Meals on Wheels homebound older adults, and in January 2022 entered into a partnership with Council on Aging Asheville Buncombe County supplying 200 CSA boxes of freshly harvested vegetables every week to the 4 senior centers serving older adults living with food insecurity. The farm is run by a multigenerational volunteer workforce. Diane Saccone will explain these local food sharing programs (and volunteer opportunities) at Wildwood Herbal. 

Diane volunteers extensively with and helps guide strategy for Wildwood Herbal. In 2011, she established an experimental winter market to help farmers remain solvent during the winter months. This led to the expansion of a permanent winter market model that was taken over by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) where it still flourishes today with close to 60 vendors. When not at the Wildwood Herbal farm or teaching yoga, Diane enjoys nurturing her gardens, practicing wildcrafting and traveling with her husband of 40+ years.

A business meeting will follow the program.

Speaker: Diane Saccone

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.

October Meeting – Gardening Tips and Plant Exchange

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our October 2022 Meeting 

Tuesday, October 11th at 10:30 on the covered porch at the new Weaverville Community Center 

Program: Gardening Tips and Plant Exchange

Please bring your gardening wisdom and plants (or a list of plants) you would like to share to this interactive meeting.

  • A brief business meeting will precede the interactive program. 
  • Instead of having a formal presentation this month we will informally share useful gardening tips & techniques. 
    • Annick Flaxman will begin the discussion with some of her fall/winter garden tips.
    • Additional topics will include vole management, invasive plant removal, and spontaneous tip offerings from our peers. Bring visual aids if you’d like. 
  • After the tip exchange, we will focus on sharing the bounty of our gardens and enjoying being physically together again.
    •  Bring plants to share, or a list of the plants that you’d like to share.
      • Each person with plants to share will briefly tell the group about what they have to share.
      • Please label plants if possible. If a cultivar, try to include the name of the variety. (Ex: Echinacea ‘Tomato Soup’)
      • Please don’t share plants on the Western NC Invasive plant list 
      • Please go around the outside of the building to take your plants to the patio.   

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.

September Meeting – Tools For Lifelong Gardening

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our September 2022 Meeting 

Tuesday, September 13th at 9:30 on the covered porch at the new Weaverville Community Center 

Program: Tools For Lifelong Gardening

Are you sometimes feeling a little creaky? Are some garden chores getting harder?  Come join Alison Arnold and John Bowen for a discussion of garden tools that will help keep you gardening for life. Proper tool choices can help make tasks easier and safer, and there are innovative ways to modify your favorite tools to make them more ergonomic.  They will bring a selection of new and useful tools, and this will truly be a “hands-on” presentation.

Alison Arnold is a NC State Agricultural Extension Agent for Buncombe County. She is responsible for all consumer horticulture topics in Buncombe County including the Buncombe Master Gardener Volunteer program.

John Bowen is a lifelong gardener who is gardening a little slower these days. He’s a Buncombe County Master Gardener Volunteer, an ornamental and vegetable gardener, a plant propagator, and a Weaverville Garden Club member.

A business meeting will follow the interactive program. 

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.