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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.

January Meeting – Bird-Friendly Gardening

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

Tuesday, January 11th at 9:30 

Program: Bird-Friendly Gardening

For over 100 years, the Audubon Society has focused on making the world a better place for birds – Protect Birds and You Protect the Earth. Today birds face serious threats from habitat loss and climate change. With increased development and population growth, there are fewer undeveloped areas for our migratory and resident birds to find food, shelter and a place to raise their young. The single, easy action that individuals can take to help birds is to make their own yard more bird-friendly by planting native plants. Learn about the native plants and actions you can take to make your yard a haven for birds. 

Tom Tribble served six years as President and is now Immediate Past President of Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter, which covers Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and several adjacent counties in western North Carolina. Tom has been an Audubon member and avid birder for 45 years. Tom worked for 30 years at the NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis, the State’s Geographic Information System, retiring in 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree from Duke University.

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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.

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.