Category Archives: Previous Events

June Meeting – Herbs for the Appalachian Garden

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

Tuesday, June 14th at 9:30 

Program: Herbs for the Appalachian Garden

 

We live in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. The climate and soil here allow for a wide variety of herbs that can be grown in our gardens easily. Join Abby Artemisia as she shares 5 of her favorite herbs to grow, included in her book The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders. You’ll see pictures of each during the slideshow, along with learning a bit about their botany, and more about their medicine and benefits for you, your family, and community.

Botanist, Herbalist, and Professional Forager, Abby Artemisia, was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she spent her free time climbing trees and creek wandering. This is where her love of nature began. Her love of plants had a diverse foundation from apprenticeships on organic farms on the west coast and in the Midwest, to a bachelor’s degree in Botany from Miami University and an apprenticeship in herbalism, along with owning and operating her own tea business. After visiting Pisgah National Forest, she fell in love with the biodiversity of the southeast. Abby then founded the WANDER School, the Wild Artemisia Nature Discovery, Empowerment, and Reconnection School. Through the school, Abby offers the Wildcrafted Herb School Program, customizable workshops, and botanical property surveys. The WANDER School became a nonprofit in 2020 to provide botanical education, herbs, and herbal medicine to underserved communities, and practice Acknowledgement and Reciprocity for Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Abby is also the author of the Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders and The Wild Foraged Life, along with the host of the podcast Wander, Forage, & Wildcraft. Find out more about her offerings at www.thewanderschool.com or contact her at abby@thewanderschool.com

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.

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.

April 13, 2021 Meeting Announcement

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

Program – Mushrooms: Our Biological Allies

 

Tuesday, April 13 at 9:30 am

via Zoom
[Email us at gardenclubweaverville@gmail.com if you are not a member & would like to join the Zoom m
eeting]
 

Learn everything from recycling and composting household items using fungi to bioremediating oil spills and toxic waste with native mushrooms. Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain will delve deeper into the fungal kingdom than ever before, describing new research with medicinal compounds and remarkable new applications for fungi in agriculture, medicine, and bioremediation.

Tradd Cotter is a microbiologist, professional mycologist, and organic gardener, who has been tissue culturing, collecting native fungi in the Southeast, and cultivating both commercially and experimentally for more than twenty-two years. His primary interest is in low-tech and no-tech cultivation strategies so that anyone can grow mushrooms on just about anything, anywhere in the world.

In 1996 he founded Mushroom Mountain to explore applications for mushrooms in various industries and currently maintains over 300 species of fungi for food production, mycoremediation of environmental pollutants, and natural alternatives to chemical pesticides. In 2014, Tradd completed and published the best-selling book Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation.

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.