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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.

February Meeting – Pollinator Habitats

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

Tuesday, February 8th at 9:30 

Program: Creating and Managing Pollinator Habitats

Bryan Tompkins, Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will share specific details about prepping, planting, and maintaining pollinator gardens as complete habitats. He will also discuss different opportunities and methods for implementing other pollinator-habitat components into your area – from assessing and developing a habitat suitable to your site, to working with others in your immediate area to create connected and contiguous habitat components. Bryan takes a deeper look into the elements and factors that are needed to go beyond just creating a nice flower garden. Armed with the information in this talk, you can create a habitat!

Bryan started his career with the National Park Service but has spent the past seventeen years as a Wildlife Biologist with USFWS in Asheville. He serves as USFWS – Southeast Region recovery biologist for the federally endangered rusty-patched bumble bee and is the Energy Project Coordinator for the Asheville Field Office reviewing energy production and development projects. His job responsibilities include coordinating with energy companies to protect threatened and endangered species and their habitats from impacts associated with energy production projects and restoration of early successional habitat on energy project sites. Much of his work focuses on the conservation of pollinator species, emphasizing preservation and restoration of native pollinator species and habitat in the southeast. 

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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.

January Meeting – Bird-Friendly Gardening

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

Tuesday, January 11th at 9:30 

Program: Bird-Friendly Gardening

For over 100 years, the Audubon Society has focused on making the world a better place for birds – Protect Birds and You Protect the Earth. Today birds face serious threats from habitat loss and climate change. With increased development and population growth, there are fewer undeveloped areas for our migratory and resident birds to find food, shelter and a place to raise their young. The single, easy action that individuals can take to help birds is to make their own yard more bird-friendly by planting native plants. Learn about the native plants and actions you can take to make your yard a haven for birds. 

Tom Tribble served six years as President and is now Immediate Past President of Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter, which covers Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and several adjacent counties in western North Carolina. Tom has been an Audubon member and avid birder for 45 years. Tom worked for 30 years at the NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis, the State’s Geographic Information System, retiring in 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree from Duke University.

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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.