Category Archives: Previous Meetings

Rescheduled to January 17, 2017 – Tuesday 9:30 – Creative Winter Garden Design

Have you considered making your garden as dynamic in winter as in other seasons? Matt Timmer, Green Goods Manager at Reems Creek Nursery, will lead you through a series of concepts that enhance your winter garden pleasure. Matt will lead you through a theoretical garden – discussing such topics as evergreens, plants with winter interest, bird habitats for winter, garden art and hardscapes, thinking outside the box, and more. His talk will leave you inspired and contemplating winter gardening in a completely new light.

Matt Timmer of Reems Creek Nursery
Matt Timmer of Reems Creek Nursery

Matt Timmer, Green Goods Manager at Reems Creek Nursery, has years of horticultural experience and lots of contagious enthusiasm. He is passionate about all sorts of plants and enjoys sharing his broad knowledge with fellow gardeners. Matt loves guiding people to the plants and design ideas that will that will bring daily inspiration to their garden.

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December 13, 2016 – Tuesday 9:30 – Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter

Taking time to put the garden to bed at the end of the growing season can make all the difference the following Spring. Debbie Breck, Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteer, will present and discuss the many tasks mountain gardeners should consider when it comes to preparing our gardens for their long winter’s nap.

Dealing with ice in the garden
Dealing with Ice

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November 15, 2016 Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 Climate Resilient Gardening

Dr. Laura Lengnick – local author and gardener

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Stories of heavy rainfalls, lingering drought, warmer winters, extreme temperature fluctuations and new pest and disease challenges abound these days at home and across the U.S.   How are all these events linked and what does this mean for your garden, your family, your community? How do we prepare for these and other changes already happening and expected to grow more intense in coming years? 

On Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm until 8:30 pm,  at the Town of Weaverville Community Room, 30 S. Main Street, The Garden Club of Weaverville hosted a discussion open to the public for free with local author Laura Lengnick, climate resilient gardening and community resilience. 

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Laura Lengnik
Laura Lengnik

Weaverville, NC— Changing weather patterns affect us all.  More heavy rainfall, warmer winters and springs, hotter summer nights, more dry periods and drought translate into changes in the timing of flowering, the success of pollination and fruiting, the challenges of managing fruit and vegetable crops in your garden.  Laura Lengnick, a local vegetable and fruit gardener, discusses all of these changes and more in her new book, Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate (New Society Publishers 2015), and explains how they are all associated with our changing climate. http://cultivatingresilience.com/

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October 11, 2016 – Tuesday 9:30 – Sustainable Herb Gardening: Why and How

Join us for a lively (click here ->) presentation  by gardening educator and permaculture expert Laura Ruby,  co-owner of The Ruby Roost,  a learning center and retreat locatedLaura Rubyjust outside of Marshall, NC. She also started and and manages  YummyYards, an edible landscaping company. This year she joined the Roots Foundation, working with teachers and students in gardens of all varieties through Asheville City Schools.

She will discuss and illustrate the following topics and will answer your  questions following her presentation:

  • Getting started with herbs- selecting the right plant for the right place
  • Learning the different types of herbs– culinary, medicinal, insect attracters, plant companions
  • Preparing soil for herbs
  • Harvesting your herbs: when and how 
  • Prepping herbs for storage 

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