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December Meeting – Bullington Gardens

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

Tuesday, December 14th at 9:30 

Program: Getting to Know Bullington Gardens

Annie Higgins will lead us through an exploration of the beauty, plants, and aspirations of Bullington Gardens. We will take a virtual tour of the 12-acre Hendersonville botanical garden with heart.  We’ll look at unique plant collections, the students and volunteers, and have a sneak peek at future design plans underway.   

With a background in education and horticulture, Annie Higgins happily serves as the Administrative Director of Bullington Gardens, alongside John Murphy, educational director.

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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.

November Meeting – Reducing Household Waste & Recycling

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

Tuesday, November 9th at 9:30 

Program: Tips on Reducing Our Household Waste & Proper Recycling Guidelines 

Livia Charles will be presenting a program on what can and cannot be recycled, what to do with your plastic bags and other non-recyclable items, and general tips about how to reduce your household waste.  A primer on garden composting will also be provided. 
 
Livia is the Sustainability Coordinator at Asheville GreenWorks where she helps to educate the Western North Carolina community about composting, recycling, and how to preserve and protect our planet through waste reduction. Livia deeply cares about nature and working with local communities to find just solutions to address the climate crisis.

 

She graduated from Tulane University in 2018 with a degree in neuroscience and has worked at several environmental nonprofit organizations since graduating. Right before working with GreenWorks she worked as a researcher at the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), where she learned more about the intersection between environmental degradation, gender inequality, and racism.

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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.

October Meeting – Creating Native Plant “Meadows” on Slopes

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

Tuesday, October 12th at 9:30 

Program: Creating Native Plant “Meadows” on Slopes 

Pat Sommers will be presenting a program on Creating native plant “Meadows” in sloped settings. The talk will feature a variety of native perennials for sun/shade, wet-dry conditions, small and large spaces. Pat will also cover methods of site preparation, calculating plant quantities, creating the plant list, planting, and aftercare. How native perennials enhance our gardens and why they are important to the ecology of our larger landscape will also be discussed.  
 
Pat’s background: 
Natural Selections Nursery:  Pat started growing natives from seed 12 years ago when she moved to this area.  She moved to Weaverville in 2015 and has been steadily growing native plants since then.  
 
Pat studied horticulture/landscape design  at the Chicago Botanic Garden, including an internship in plant breeding and plant evaluation.
Her native plant background:
  • Her Mother taught her about the native plants of  New England through walks in the woods for many years.
  • Worked as an outdoor volunteer for 9 years at Asheville Botanical Garden.
  • Has taught a number of classes on how to grow natives and the importance of their place in various ecosystems.  
  • Can be frequently found hunched over a plant on the side of a trail any place in the area!
**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.

September Meeting – Sensory Gardens

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

Tuesday, September 14th at 9:30 

Program: Sensory Gardens, presented by Laura Carter of Thyme in the Garden  

Some gardens are built with a single theme, like a pollinator garden or plants of a particular color scheme. Other gardens are built for a specific use or activity to happen there, like outdoor dining or bird watching.  A sensory garden will pull together multiple aspects by its very nature; to allow the five senses each to have their moment of celebration.
 
Sensory gardens are for everyone and we can use them as opportunities to engage our senses and enhance our feeling of being alive and with the natural world.
 
Laura will share information about sensory gardens in our community and beyond, what elements to include in building your own as well as the opportunity all gardens, and even natural spaces provide to engage our senses and enhance our quality of life.
 
This talk will pull inspiration from the many gardens Laura has visited as well as worked in over the course of her 20+ years in horticulture, as well as multiple sources from writers, poets, artists and other gardeners.
 
Laura’s interests and background in studying nature, plants, and gardening, go back to her studies at Warren Wilson College and then onto her agricultural apprenticeship in the UK in 2003-2005. Through the last 15 years of helping her family with Thyme in the Garden, she has also sought time to build her own artistic and horticultural practice, with managing a community garden and creating journals, drawings and paintings focused on plant growth and cycles.This talk is very connected to what motivated Laura to get involved with gardening in the first place; a drive to learn and connect in a more intimate way to the natural world. It is an ambition to inspire others to do the same!
 
**Email  gardenclubweaverville@gmail.com if you are not a Club member and would like to join this Zoom Meeting
 

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.