Category Archives: Previous Meetings

Growing & Using Culinary Herbs with Phil Roudebush – TUESDAY, MAY 14TH AT 9:30 AM

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our April Meeting
Program: Growing & Using Culinary Herbs
with Phil Roudebush

Tuesday, May 14th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room
[30 South Main Street]

Herbs are commonly grown in gardens and containers for a variety of uses. This presentation will provide general information about growing and using herbs with a focus on those used for culinary purposes. Ideas about how to process and use culinary herbs year-round will also be discussed including recipes for making various types of herb pesto, vinegar, butter, rubs, and oils.

Phil is a native of Indiana and is a retired veterinarian. In the past, Phil enjoyed maintaining a large vegetable garden, herb garden, pumpkin patch, water garden, and a 30-acre native grass hay pasture. He was an Extension Master Gardener in Shawnee County, Kansas before moving to Asheville four years ago and is an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Buncombe County.

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.

Meadow Gardening a la Carte with Randy Burroughs – Tuesday, April 9th at 9:30 AM

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our April Meeting
Program: Meadow Gardening a la Carte
a slide show and discussion with Randy Burroughs

 

Tuesday, April 9th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

The art of combining your favorite wildflowers and grasses into a living tapestry is now possible as never before. We’ll look at what meadowing is historically, artistically and ecologically; and discuss the nuances of nature-based gardening. You’ll learn to design, prep the site, buy plants and install your meadow. Birds & butterflies will thank you.

Randy Burroughs is a horticulturist, NC landscape architect and meadow gardener practicing from deep in the mountains above Asheville.  His work experience includes the UGA Botanical Gardens, City Horticulturist at Greenville SC, Arbor Engineering Inc., and Native Garden Manager at the Botanical Gardens at UNCA.  Since 2001 Randy has been in private practice doing site work & native landscape design.  He is an earnest student of natural systems and their uses in civilized landscapes.

* Please print this Meadow Guidelines document & bring it to the meeting if you would like to have a hardcopy *

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.

Managing Invasives & Poison Ivy with Bob Gale – TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH AT 9:30 AM

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our March Meeting
Program: Managing Invasives & Poison Ivy
with Bob Gale

Tuesday, March 12th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

Our speaker will be Bob Gale of MountainTrue, where he is the Ecologist and Public Lands Director.  Bob heads the organization’s non-native invasive species 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.

 

Centerpiece Workshop with Rachel Brownlee – Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 am

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our February Meeting
Program: Centerpiece Workshop
with Rachel Brownlee

Tuesday, February 12th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

Join us for a fun and informative hands on program led by Rachel Brownlee on using natural materials to create an arrangement for your home. Rachel is the owner of Mountain Floral – Seasonal Floral Design in North Asheville. She has years of experience designing floral arrangements large and small, and teaching her clever yet simple techniques. She will inspire you to survey the world around you and see new possibilities for creating a centerpiece, swag, or wreath from what you can harvest any season of the year.

Rachel’s presentation will set the stage, giving you a basic outline from which to start creating your own unique arrangement. She will then circulate around the work stations to help and encourage you as you build your arrangement. Bring something interesting from your garden such as dried pods and curly twigs; things from the craft store that catch your eye; force some bulbs or stems from flowering trees and shrubs. Incorporate fresh greenery with dried garden materials to highlight the special delights of the season. The list of potential materials is endless: pine cones, cattails, dried fruit, Magnolia pods or leaves, acorns, cotton bolls, chili peppers, feathers, etc.

At the end of the program you will take home your completed arrangement. Start thinking now of what you’d like to make. Rachel will bring fresh greenery from her property to enhance what you have brought.

*Hands-on participants need to bring:
Garden snips or sturdy scissors
A vessel for your arrangement. Approximately 6” in diameter.
Dried or fresh materials for your arrangement

*You must RSVP by February 1st in order to participate hands-on in the workshop.
To RSVP by contacting Ruth Planey at rs03nc@gmail.com.
* You may observe the workshop if you opt not to be a hands-on participant.

Centerpiece Outline Tips (download)

Previous Meeting Photos

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.