Category Archives: Previous Meetings

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.

february 9, 2021 Meeting Announcement

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

Program: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the American Chestnut

Tuesday, February 9 at 9:30 am

via Zoom
[Zoom meeting link will be sent to Club members prior to the meeting]

Just over 100 years ago about 400 billion American Chestnut Trees towered over our present day oaks and other  broad-leaved trees as the predominant hardwood.  As the premier Chestnut Tree in the world, they provided fast growing lumber that was light, straight-grained, and rot resistant.  The American Chestnut Tree was also a pivotal part of a native, healthy, diverse ecosystem ranging from Canada south to Mississippi and from the Ohio Valley to the eastern seaboard. Lisa Thomson, President & CEO, and Sara Fitzsimmons, Director of Restoration of The American Chestnut Foundation will explain the demise of the American Chestnut Tree, the science that could save the species, and their non-profit’s collaboration with outside partners to restore this grand tree to its native range.

Our Speakers:
In 2015, Lisa joined The American Chestnut Foundation as its President & CEO to build on its loyal constituency and help restore the magnificent American chestnut tree to its native range. Her expertise includes conservation land management and species restoration, family philanthropic advising and estate planning, and the building and mentoring of staff teams.

Sara Fern Fitzsimmons has worked with The American Chestnut Foundation at Penn State University since 2003, assisting chestnut growers and researchers throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Sara hopes her research and professional work will facilitate long-term conservation and restoration of native tree species at risk from exotic pests and diseases.

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.