Category Archives: Meetings

All Club meetings are open to the public.

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.

July – August Meeting Hiatus

Lush perennial flower garden with daylilies Hemerocallis, Echinacea, Heliopsis, Veronicastrum Fascination, barn, shed, picket fence, sunny summer day in July, full of blooms, classic garden scene full of easy beautiful flowering plants for the backyard sun

Planning for our upcoming educational programs is underway!

Our fall season meetings begin in September

Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 9:30am

September – June

Become a member now & join us for summer field trips, member garden visits & more!

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.